Ayew calls on a strong finish to the season
6th May 2016
Andre Ayew has called on his team-mates to end the campaign on a high - starting with victory against West Ham on Saturday (3pm).
The Swans travel to the Boleyn Ground on the back of last weekend's 3-1 home win over Liverpool - a result that guaranteed the club's Premier League status.
Ayew netted twice against Jurgen Klopp's side to take his tally to 10 goals for the season following his switch from Marseille last summer.
And the Ghanaian international wants Swansea to finish this year on a positive note ahead of this weekend's trip to east London.
"West Ham have a lot to play for," said Ayew. "It's going to be a difficult game for us but we have to just try and play our game and try to win.
"We want to finish higher up the table if we can and that's our aim now.
"Collectively, we had a great game last week against Liverpool, and it was nice for me personally because I was coming back from an injury so to score twice was really pleasing."
Ayew has enjoyed a positive first year in English football after swapping France for SA1 last summer.
The 26-year-old already has 10 goals to his name and sits just one behind top scorer Gylfi Sigurdsson with two games remaining.
Last weekend's brace was Ayew's first goals since the win against Everton back in January, and the former Marseille man is pleased with his overall contribution in what has been a difficult season at the club.
"When you come into a club, there's often a lot of expectation and my first four months here were very good," he said.
"But I know I just need to continue what I'm doing and focus on working hard and learning from mistakes - that's the only way you can become a better player.
"I had to prove to myself that I could come to the best league in the world and adapt quickly, and I've had the opportunity to play a lot - but next year we plan to do a lot better."