Barrow's delight at Swans debut
9th November 2014
Modou Barrow couldn't hide his delight after making his Premier League debut in Sunday's victory over Arsenal.
The young winger came off the bench midway through the second half with the Swans 1-0 down.
Alex Sanchez had given the Gunners the lead just four minutes previously as the Chilean slotted home from Danny Welbeck's pass.
But when Barrow was tripped by Keiran Gibbs 30 yards from goal, Gylfi Sigurdsson stepped up to curl a sublime free kick into the top corner.
And just three minutes later, fellow substitute Bafetimbi Gomis headed past Wojciech Szczesny for his first Premier League goal.
But for Barrow - who made his senior bow - it was a day to remember.
"It was great," he said. "The manager told me to come in from the wing and join in with the play and I enjoyed it - and we won which was amazing.
"We were a goal down but i know I'm an offensive player so i thought I might be able to show what I'm good at.
"I like to attack space that I see in front of me. I took a chance and it paid off.
"I came in and gave my best, but the team gave everything."
Barrow arrived at the Liberty from Swedish side Ostersunds back in the summer and has been in fine form for the club's Under-21 side.
And after a spell training with the first team, the 22-year-old feels he is only going to get better.
"It's been great," he said. "I've got better every day and I get confidence from the players and coaches.
"I will work hard every day and try my best for the team."