Ben Cabango | We have to carry on from good start

6th October
First team
Ben Cabango

Ben Cabango has challenged Swansea City to pick up where they left off when Championship hostilities resume after the international break.

The 20-year-old defender proved to the matchwinner in the 2-1 victory over Millwall at the weekend, dispatching a loose ball into the far corner for his second goal in a Swansea shirt.

He was also part of a determined rearguard effort that saw out the game as Millwall sent on two strikers and bombarded the Swansea area with balls into the box.

The result leaves Swansea fourth in the very early Championship table, with 10 points from a possible 12 on the board.

"It was wicked to score, I was buzzing. It was 1-1 at the time, so to get the winner is a good feeling. I'm just happy to get a goal and the win,” said Cabango.

"It was nearly a swing and a miss, but it ended up in the top bins!

"It’s been a good start. It’s one goal conceded and 10 points from four games, we're pretty pleased with that.

“But it’s only a start, there are a lot of games still to go. We just need to come back from the international break and hit the ground running again.”

Cabango now heads off to join up with the Wales squad, alongside clubmates Connor Roberts and Joe Rodon as Ryan Giggs’ side prepare for games against England, the Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria.

Ben Cabango Joe Rodon

Having picked up his first cap against Finland last month, Cabango is hopeful of getting more minutes until his belt in a red shirt.

"It was great to earn my first cap and it has just made me hungry for more,” he said.

“Hopefully in this camp, I get the opportunity to play more. I just want to play some more games now.

“You don't get many bigger games than a game against England, so hopefully I can take part in that and get some minutes under my belt.

“But the games against the Republic and Bulgaria are also very important in the Nations League. I’ll do whatever I can to help my country.

“All the squad have been really good with me since I came in, they all took me in straight away.

“The togetherness of the squad is really good and I fit in nicely. It's good to be there.”

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