Laudrup dismisses talk of Swansea unrest

Despite a training ground bust-up between Chico Flores and Garry Monk - which both have since downplayed - and an eight-game winless streak, the boss says the squad are harmonious
Michael Laudrup insists there is no unrest at Swansea City and the manager believes such reports have only surfaced due to their poor form.

Last week's training ground bust-up between Chico Flores and Garry Monk led to talk of a divide between the squad's Spanish players and the rest of the squad.

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Flores and Monk both played down the incident and Laudrup has dismissed claims of unrest after an eight-game winless run in the Premier League saw them drop to just three points above the relegation zone.

"There is absolutely no problem with the harmony of the team," Laudrup told reporters. "This is what happens in football. There are so many cases and things always pop up when you are struggling.

"I don’t want to use others as examples, but I remember last year there was so much talking about all the French players at Newcastle.

"This year they’re exactly the same players, but I haven’t read anything. All that has changed is they are playing good and they are winning, which is what football is about.

"On another level, look at all the stories that are coming out about Manchester United right now. Last year, I didn’t hear them. Last year it was Manchester City and again, this year I don’t hear anything."

Swansea get another opportunity to record their first win in the league since December 4 when they travel to Fulham on Wednesday.