Monk happy to silence critics
Swansea captain Garry Monk admits he is happy to see the club's doubters proved wrong after promotion.
Last Updated: 30/05/11 7:38pm
Swansea captain Garry Monk admits he is happy to see the club's doubters proved wrong after gaining promotion.
The influential player was in the thick of the action as the Swans weathered a mid-match wobble to wind up 4-2 winners in the Championship play-off final.
Now fully installed as the first Welsh team to enter the Premier League, Monk believes the result was the culmination of a season of hard work.
"What a day. We've worked so hard all season. I wish Reading could go up with us, they've been fantastic all season too," he told Sky Sports.
"We (Swansea) never do anything easy but we saw it out. It's unbelievable.
"A lot of people have been doubting us for a long time so it's nice to put them right. We play football the right way."
Another player who saw the club come within a whisker of relegation from League Two less than a decade ago, Leon Britton, admitted the result was a dream come true.
He said: "It's an unbelievable story to be in the Premier League eight years down the line from being on the verge of going out of the Football League.
"Paulo Sousa started it off - give him credit - and Brendan (Rodgers) has been fantastic.
"Getting Swansea to the Premier League is an outstanding achievement."