With Montero putting in decent balls into the box, Ayew is fully expected to score and I am sure he would want to continue his goalscoring form against Newcastle.
Steve McClaren has been urged to put fiery striker Aleksandar Mitrovic in the Newcastle United starting lineup next weekend by former Premier League mainstay Don Hutchison.
Swansea’s players joke that Montero’s English is getting worse “He’s a very laid back lad”.
Swansea: Fabianski (7), Naughton (7), Fernandez (7), Williams (7), Taylor (7), Cork (7), Shelvey (8), Sigurdsson (7), Ayew (7), Montero (8), Gomis (7).
While Newcastle could have won against the Saints at home, against Welsh outfit Swansea they had no chance.
Monk was delighted that his side has garnered four points from two games but was less than happy with the treatment that Montero received and the challenge from substitute Aleksander Mitrovic on Neil Taylor late on. He feeds off that adrenaline and I’ve seen him saying that he’s desperate to fight for the cause and prove himself at Newcastle – which is a big part of the problem he’s having at the moment.
“The nature of the game is changing and he has to adapt”, McClaren said.
Newcastle United have yet to win in the Premier League this season.
“I’ve had a lot of these type of players during my career and you do not take that aggression, that emotion, away from the game”, he said.
Janmaat was booked after clattering into Jefferson Montero twice and he went off in the 41st when he pulled the Ecuadorian back to stop him launching an attack. “We are not kickers, so I would dispute that”. We didn’t force the issue and tried to take the openings when they came.
“Then on top of that (defeat and Janmaat red card) we have got Sissoko with a groin strain and we don’t know how serious that is.”
The result left Monk’s men in fourth place in the nascent standings, while the performance at the Liberty Stadium suggested that they can aspire to even greater heights than last season’s eighth-place finish.
McClaren was speaking more generally about the need to be more streetwise because he had just witnessed Newcastle face a confident Swansea team with ten men for more than half of the game.
The Newcastle manager said that although he thought the hosts started “well” he said that his side “grew into the game” and kept playing their style of football.
The story of Newcastle last season would be Hollywood worthy if it was played backwards.