"Dan was sensational"

17th February 2019
First team

Graham Potter rated Daniel James’ performance against Brentford as “sensational” after the Swansea City winger played a starring role in the 4-1 FA Cup fifth-round win.

James had a hand in three of Swansea’s four second-half goals, as well as being the man on the receiving end of a challenge from Ezri Konsa which saw the Brentford defender sent off.

The Wales international won the free-kick for Swansea’s equaliser, and followed that up with a sensational solo goal as he carried the ball over 80 yards to give the hosts the lead.

Konsa’s red card followed as he desperately tried to prevent the 21-year-old steaming in on goal once more and, after Bersant Celina scored the Swans third, James was involved in setting up a fourth for George Byers late on.

"He was okay, wasn't he?" said Swans boss Potter, with a grin.

"That ability to sprint repeatedly, it's as high a level as you're going to see.

"He's got lots to work on, but he had an end product today and I thought he was sensational.

“He has just got on with being a footballer, he's been incredible for us and we're looking forward to working with him for the future.”