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Bersant Celina hails in-form Andre Ayew

27th December
First team

Bersant Celina has praised Andre Ayew’s goalscoring form, but says the Ghanaian’s importance to Swansea City goes beyond his ability to find the net.

Ayew found the net for the 11th time this season in the defeat at Brentford, showing his bravery to beat David Raya and Pontus Jansson to a loose ball after Celina’s original effort had been spilled.

It gave Swansea a way back into the contest, although they would see hopes of snatching a point snuffed out late on.

Ayew, 30, has now scored five goals in his last four appearances, but his recent displays have been about far more than just his goals as he has led by example with and without the ball.

And Celina has no doubt about the impact he is having.

Andre Ayew

“He’s such an important player for us. He’s been scoring so many important goals and fits into the way we want to play,” said Celina.

“It feels so good to have him in the team; he can do everything.

“He speaks to me a lot and tries to help me, he sets a really good example for everyone as a professional.

“He is doing so much for us as a team, and we need to make sure we help him more because you see what he brings to the team.”