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Ben Cabango | Hard work paid off

22nd June 2020
First team

Ben Cabango pointed to a top training regime as a key factor behind Swansea City’s convincing 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Steve Cooper’s side raced out of the blocks at the Riverside Stadium as two goals from Rhian Brewster and an Andre Ayew penalty gave them a 3-0 lead after just 34 minutes in a game played behind closed doors.

It was the second tier’s first game since restarting following the coronavirus outbreak, and the Swans could have won by more only to see Aldo Kalulu, Brewster and sub George Byers hit the post.

And Cabango, making his 17th appearance of the season, felt the hard work put in on the training pitch was vital in the Swans’ success on Teeside.

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“The first half, we got off to a flyer getting three goals in the first 34 minutes. Obviously, the hard work we’ve all done over this difficult period has paid off,” said the 20-year-old.

“The first half took me by surprise. Throughout this period, all of us have been in top form in training, sharp and hardworking, and we took that into the game. I think in the first 34 minutes we showed our quality getting the three goals and all of them were well-worked.

“As a team, we played with quality throughout the 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet as well.”