Brace boosts Bony's confidence
1st January 2014
Wilfried Bony admits his two-goal display against Manchester City has boosted his confidence despite the Swans going down 3-2 at the Liberty.
The Ivory Coast international put in his most impressive performance to date since his club-record transfer to the Swans last summer.
He headed home Jonathan de Guzman's cross to put the Swans on level terms in first-half stoppage time while he pulled one back in the remaining minutes of the game to give the hosts hope of pulling level.
The striker also hit the post and tested keeper Joe Hart on a number of occasions in a performance which stood out despite the narrow defeat to Manuel Pellegrini's side.
It took Bony's total to 12 goals from 26 appearances for the Swans, and the 25-year-old admits it has boosted his confidence.
"It's always great for me to score two goals - it has given me a lot of confidence for the next game," said Bony, who hopes to play a part in the Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign in Brazil this summer.
"I felt good out there and it was pleasing to get the goals for the team. Strikers thrive off goals, so this will help me a lot.
"But we lost the game, so as a team we are disappointed.
"Maybe we deserved to take a point, but we have to take what we did well in this game in order to move forward.
"There were plenty of positive things to look back at, and that's important for us to continue improving."