Swansea City manager Garry Monk 1860 Munich

18th July 2015

Garry Monk hailed Swansea City's tour a success after his side signed off the week with victory over 1860 Munich.
Goals from Jack Cork and Bafe Gomis handed the Swans a 2-1 victory over the second-tier German side, which followed on from a midweek draw with Champions League qualifiers Borussia Monchengladbach.
Monk's squad had raised the bar in terms of preparation for the new season with the training camp in Grassau, with double sessions held throughout the week.
And the Swans boss was happy with the progress his side has made during their time in Germany.



"The tour has been very good," said Monk. "The two weeks back in Swansea put the base level of fitness in place, and this week in Germany has benefited the players.
"We've more or less got what we wanted from the tour. I'm not particularly bothered with results at this stage, even though it's nice to come away with positive results.
"The physical and football side of things I've been happy with so far."
Of the victory over 1860 Munich, Monk added: "I don't think we played particularly well today to be honest, but I'm not going to be hard on the boys as the training sessions have been tough, particularly with the heat.
"I mentioned to them halfway through the first half that it was very hot and the pitch was big. They have had a tough few weeks, but they had to put their bodies through the pain barrier. You have to do that to prepare for the Premier League.
"And as an exercise it was more minutes on the pitch and they'll feel the benefit of that next week."