Celina: Keep on dreaming

18th February 2019
First team

Bersant Celina has urged Swansea City's young guns to keep on dreaming after continuing their FA Cup adventure thanks to a 4-1 home win over Brentford.

Graham Potter's side trailed 1-0 at the break on Sunday but a stirring second-half display saw the hosts score four unanswered goals to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Celina's free-kick got the Swans back on level terms three minutes after the break, with his strike clattering the post before bouncing over the line via the back of keeper Luke Daniels.
A stunning solo goal from Daniel James edged the Swans ahead before a sublime individual effort from Celina - which saw him beat two defenders in the box - gave them breathing space.
Brentford were a man down by that point after Ezri Konsa was dismissed for hauling down James, and the visitors' hopes were ended when George Byers added a fourth late on after Celina teed him up.
It means the Swans enter back-to-back FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 92 years, with Potter's men eagerly awaiting Monday night's draw.


“It’s great to be through to the next round," said the Kosovan. "It’s a big competition and it's great to still be in it. You never know what can happen.
“It’s great for the fans and for us it’s an opportunity to show ourselves and what we can do on a bigger stage.
"We are young players with dreams, and we can keep dreaming because we are not far away from a semi-final at Wembley.
"In the next round there will be more eyes on us and it is up to us to deliver - no matter who we play."
Of the performance against the Bees, Celina added: “We made a slow start but, at the same time, I think they played really well.
"Everything changed in the second half. We realised that if we wanted to go through to the next round, we had to give everything and we did.
“The gaffer told us we had to be better and rise to the challenge. They’re a tough team and you’re never in for an easy game against them.
"But that second half says a lot about our character and what we are capable of."