Ashley Williams reflects on Swansea City's determined display against Manchester City
14th December 2015
Swans skipper Ashley Williams revealed the squad's determination to put in a performance at Manchester City that would fill fans with pride.
The defender also insisted the Swans squad were keen to put on a show for their former boss Garry Monk, who had parted company with the club in midweek.
The Swans had looked on course to pick up a first ever Premier League point at the Etihad Stadium courtesy of sub Bafe Gomis' 90th-minute equaliser.
But Manchester City would strike soon after as Yaya Toure's deflected effort in added-on time denied the visitors a deserved point.
And Williams was honest in his assessment of the team's recent form, adding the display at the Etihad was a big improvement.
"We have been letting ourselves, Garry and the club down recently," said the Swans skipper.
"We said before the game that we wanted to put a performance in for Garry, and I think we did that.
"We also wanted to perform for the fans that follow us everywhere and for the club. The performance was a lot better, but it was disappointing to leave with nothing to show for it."
He added: "It has been a very disappointing period and it's not been nice, to be honest, with some of the things that have come out in the media.
"Stories came out about me falling out with Garry. I haven't fallen out with him once in nine years!
"These stories do come about from somewhere in football, but it doesn't help when it comes out at times like this and when it's concerning your mate.
"Inside the club we know how it is.
"We just stick to the plan, remain together and try to do the right things on the pitch for the fans and the club.
"All the talking needs to stop. We need to perform on a Saturday and pick up points - that's it."
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