'Angry' Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk reads out riot act after 'poor week' sees Owls crash to third consecutive defeat

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk described his anger at a week that saw his team fall from the play-off places with three defeats on the spin after a lacklustre 1-0 loss against Hull City.

Wednesday, 1st January 2020, 8:01 pm

The defeat was their second loss at Hillsborough in just a few days and Monk said the week had given him ‘food for thought’ when it comes to the make-up and mentality of his squad.

The 40-year-old spent half an hour in the changing room with his players after the defeat but refused to disclose what had been said in what he described as an ‘angry’ changing room.

“That stays between us and the players,” he said. “The players are disappointed and angry as well as us and everyone else.

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“I’m not happy at all. It’s been a poor week from us.

“You go back to two weeks before, there are a lot of positives, a lot of good stuff, we’ve shown what we’re capable of and then one week, three defeats. It’s not good enough.

“I feel angry, I feel disappointed. All those emotions that you would feel and expect.

“A lot of things are marginal, but we haven’t done enough this week. We haven’t done enough to get the right side of those margins.”

Owls Manager Garry Monk was fuming with his players following defeat to Hull City

Heading into Christmas Wednesday were third in the table. Monk said he is all too aware of the perils of slipping off and challenged his players to prove a point in the coming weeks.

“Now we’ll see,” he said. “We know what you’re capable of and we believe you can do that, but to be successful and to move forward as an individual and as a team, you have to do that week in, week out.

“If we want to do something, that’s the type of mentality and squad that we need.

“There’s a lot of food for thought for me.

“We’re a collective and we lose together, I have to take some of the responsibility as well, but actions speak a lot louder than words. We’ll see their actions in the coming days.

“It’s the first time I’ve seen this type of week from them.”