Freddie Woodman | Late goals show our character
Freddie Woodman believes crucial last-gasp goals at Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday underline the strength of character in Swansea City’s squad.
Having snatched all three points at the DW Stadium thanks to a Sam Surridge header in stoppage time, the Swans repeated the trick to ensure a share of the spoils at Hillsborough.
Having fallen behind to Morgan Fox’s own late strike, Ben Wilmot popped up from a Matt Grimes corner to secure a 2-2 draw.
Goalkeeper Woodman played his part, making five important saves as Steve Cooper’s side kept their unbeaten away record intact.
And the 22-year-old felt the desire to keep going to the end is an indicator of the battling spirit in the Swans dressing room.
“Going 2-1 down so late, we were all absolutely devastated at that point,” he said.
“Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough is a tough away fixture. For a large part of the game, it looked like we were going to go home with the three points.
“But we always had faith; we had a few chances after going behind.
“In this game, you can never lose faith. There are a lot of last-minute goals in this league which just shows that you must keep going all the way to the end.
“For us to get those sort of goals at the death, says everything about the character of the team.
“You could see how much it meant to the fans and also to us. We didn’t give up – which a lot of teams would have done – and we kept going and that’s a credit to all the lads.
“They’re a cracking bunch of lads and we all just want to work as hard as we can for this football club.”