Andre Ayew: Swansea City can build on positive display
12th December 2015
Andre Ayew believes the Swans' performance at Manchester City can be a catalyst for picking up points in upcoming games.
A brave display from the Swans saw them denied a deserved point at the Etihad Stadium as Yaya Toure's deflected strike earned the hosts victory.
The Swans, who had parted company with manager Garry Monk in midweek, had looked to be heading for a share of the spoils after sub Bafe Gomis fired home a fierce equaliser in the 90th minute to cancel out Wilfried Bony's first-half header.
But Toure's effort in added-on time broke the hearts of the travelling fans.
The Swans now face back-to-back home matches with West Ham and West Brom either side of Christmas Day.
And Ayew feels the positives taken from this performance can provide a boost for the double header at the Liberty.
"We are very disappointed because we could have gone home with at least a point," said the Ghanaian.
"We showed character and a lot of good things, but at the moment the most important thing is the points.
"But hopefully we can take the good things that we did today and use it for the next few games in front of us."
He added: "It's been a difficult week with Garry's departure, because he had been at the club for so long and done so much for the club.
"We're trying to move forward and get the results we need, and hopefully we can get out of this situation.
"City had more possession, but we had clear chances. We showed we can be very dangerous, but what is important is that you take your chances."
Ayew led the line at the Etihad Stadium as the Swans made three changes to the team that went down to Leicester City last week.
He went close to levelling in the first half as he met Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick, while the Ghanaian put in a tireless shift before being replaced by scorer Gomis in the 83rd minute.
And Ayew was happy to switch roles as the Swans formulated a plan to stifle Manuel Pellegrini's side.
"I've played in a lot of positions, so I can adapt," he added. "This is the second time I've played in this position, and if I play more there then I'll get better.
"We have intelligent players who can cope with different positions and formations, so it's not a problem for us."
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