Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is hungry for success
18th September 2014
Having lost his appetite following the defeat to Chelsea last weekend, Jonjo Shelvey is keen to taste victory against Southampton on Saturday.
The Swans' perfect record ended at Stamford Bridge after the Blues ran out 4-2 winners, despite the visitors taking an early lead through John Terry's own goal.
Shelvey's late strike proved scant consolation for both club and player, with the England international left particularly disappointed with the result.
"I had planned to go out that night for a meal with friends, but I scrapped that. I had the hump because we had lost, so I was too disappointed to go out," explained Shelvey.
With the disappointment of defeat in London now behind them, the Swans target a swift return to winning ways when Southampton visit the Liberty on Saturday.
Three wins from the opening three matches had seen the Swans make their best start to a campaign in 91 years, leading to Garry Monk receiving the August manager of the month award.
The Swans' first-half performance against the Blues gave Monk plenty to be pleased about, with Chelsea's quality eventually seeing them clinch victory.
But Shelvey was full of praise for Monk for the way in which he has quickly settled into his managerial role.
"When a new manager comes in you expect it to take time for him to get his ideas across, but we've got off to a great start with nine points from 12," said the 22-year-old.
"He's come in and stamped his authority straight away. We are more of a team now and we have a structure to play and work to."
Shelvey, too, has reaped the rewards of Monk's appointment, with the former Liverpool midfielder revealing he has developed a lot already under the Swans boss.
"I need to get consistency into my game and not have two or three games before having a bad performance," added Shelvey.
"This season I feel I've been hit or miss. I've had a couple of good games and a couple of bad games, and I also believe I need to get around the pitch a bit more.
"But at Swansea I've had managers that have kept me in the team when I've had a bad game. I need that confidence from the manager in order to find that consistency which I am looking for .
"I've been given opportunities to play here, I've developed a lot- even more so in the last few months under the gaffer - and I'm happy here and enjoying life."