Swansea City manager Garry Monk aired his frustrations after his team's disappointing 2-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night, admitting they didn't do enough to get something from the game.


"We didn't play with any tempo, which is what we need in our game," Monk acknowledged when speaking to ​Swanseacity.net after the final whistle.


"It's disappointing. We didn't have the intensity, our passing wasn't sharp enough. Overall, the team wasn't good enough tonight. We didn't perform at all," he continued.


Second half goals from Brown Ideye and Saido Berahino secured all three points for the Baggies, however, the Swans failed to create any clear-cut chances with their lacklustre performance failing to get them back into the game.


"Without that intensity and sharpness, we couldn't create anything. We needed to come here and move the ball around quickly, but we missed too many passes and took too many touches," Monk explained.


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"We looked bright in the week, we knew we'd have possession, but we were making silly mistakes which invited pressure. You can't do that at this level. We paid the price for it. They deserved the win and we didn't deserve anything. You can't turn up to a Premier League game and give the ball away like we did."


Not prepared to dwell on defeat, the manager is now looking ahead to the next game when Manchester United travel to South Wales on the 21st February.


"We have a period to work on things, to make sure we perform 100 per cent better against Manchester United in over a week's time. We can't play the way we did tonight against them," he said.

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