Andre Ayew | Defeat is disappointing, but things can change quickly

18th December 2020
First team
Andre Ayew Derby

Andre Ayew wants Swansea City to remember how quickly things can change in this unprecedented Championship season as they prepare for their final fixture before Christmas.

Steve Cooper’s side suffered disappointment at Derby on Wednesday, as a flat performance saw the Swans fall to a 2-0 defeat.

That was just a fourth loss of the league season – which is nearly at its halfway point – but it was a display that left head coach Cooper unimpressed, and it came as a surprise in the wake of the fine victory over Cardiff the previous Saturday.

But the Swans have been far from the only side to suffer a blimp during a demanding run of games that will conclude against Barnsley on Saturday.

That will be Swansea’s ninth game in 28 days since the last international break, with that sequence coming on the back of another long run of consecutive midweek and weekend fixtures.

It has tested all clubs, but the sheer weight of games and points available means things can change quickly. A fact not lost on vice-captain and topscorer Ayew.

Derby goal

“We are always disappointed to lose. Overall, it’s been a decent start, but that’s all that it is so far,” he said.

“There are so many games to play, even within the space of a week the table can change so much, but that’s the nature of the Championship and it’s what we have to deal with given the congested fixture list due to Covid.

“We have things we need to build on and things we need to improve on, I think that is the same for every side.

“I hope to bring my experience to help the team because, even though you will lose games, it is about how you handle those things.

“I think we have been good at that this season, we have to keep that going and make sure there are more good things than bad.”