Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew | We'll do whatever it takes

13th December
First team

Andre Ayew says Swansea City have to find a way to win against Middlesbrough, by any means necessary.

Steve Cooper’s side are looking to end a six-match winless run when Boro visit the Liberty Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Swansea were frustrated to see their wait for three points extended against Blackburn in midweek, where they had the better of the contest but could not find a winner.

That came on the back of a positive display against Fulham, but again missed chances proved costly.

And, to ensure they get back on track, top scorer Ayew feels the Swans will need to be prepared to win ugly, if that’s what is required.

“We ultimately need the three points. Sometimes you want to play good football and make sure the fans enjoying watching it but Saturday is more like a game we have to win," said the 29-year-old, who was praised by head coach Cooper for his leadership this week.

“It is a three-point game and we will do whatever it takes to get the three points.

Andre Ayew

“If it is by playing the best football or if it is grinding and fighting throughout the whole game, I think we can do it.

“All of the boys are confident and up for it so we hope that the stadium is going to be buzzing and we will try our best to get the three points.”

The Ghanaian scored his seventh goal of the season in midweek, heading in an equaliser as the Swans responded to conceding an early goal.

And it’s that character and belief he pinpoints as the key reasons the Swans will get back on track.

“We conceded a goal very early so being able to come back after what happened on Sunday at West Brom showed a lot of determination,” he said.

“We played our game, we’re obviously disappointed not to get the win but we’re going to keep going.

“I think the situation is going to turn because we are training well and playing well. We need to push on and believe we are going to be okay.”