Celina keen to keep the goals coming

27th January 2019
First team

Bersant Celina ranks his FA Cup rocket against Gillingham among the very best goals of his career to date, but now wants to make sure he keeps adding to his Swansea City account.

The Kosovo international settled the fourth-round victory over the League One visitors 17 minutes from time, picking the ball up from Barrie McKay before drilling an unstoppable long-range drive into the top corner.

It put the Swans 3-1 up, and McKay would later add a fourth goal as Graham Potter's men booked their place in the last-16 of the famous knock-out competition.

But the attacking midfielder feels his current tally of five goals for the season is not as high as it should be, and he is keen to keep that figure ticking over, starting with Tuesday's clash with Birmingham back at the Liberty.

"I don’t think five goals is good enough from me, I need to keep trying to be better and score more," he said. 

"Hopefully, I can get another one against Birmingham on Tuesday."

Celina, who joined Swansea from Manchester City last summer, had become known for his ability to score spectacular goals during his loan spell at Ipswich last term.

And, after being convinced to take a pot at goal by the urgings of the Jack Army, he produced one of the best goals he has ever scored on Saturday.

“The time before that, the fans wanted me to shoot but I came inside onto my left foot, so I thought: ‘next time I get the ball, I’m going to shoot for the fans’ so I went for it," he said.

"I think that might be my best goal. I scored a good one for Ipswich against Leeds last season, so I don’t know which one to choose. But it was definitely one of my best.

"I think I deserved it. We worked really hard throughout the game. The most important thing is that we’re through to the next round."