Freddie Woodman

Freddie Woodman relishing competition

7th August 2019
First team

Freddie Woodman got the nod for Swansea City's season opener, but the goalkeeper knows he will have to be on his mettle to retain his starting role.

The 22-year-old joined the Swans on loan from Newcastle last week and made his debut just over 48 hours after his signing was confirmed.

The England Under-20 World Cup winner enjoyed a winning bow as Hull were beaten 2-1, and he will be hoping to retain his place at Derby this weekend.

But he will not be resting on his laurels with Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Erwin Mulder and Steven Benda also pushing for action.

“There’s a lot of competition. The other three goalkeepers are fantastic," he said. 

"We’re all pushing each other and trying to get the best out of one another. I believe that’s the way you get the best out of every single player and they’re certainly doing that with me.”

Freddie Woodman

Woodman made a solid start to life with his new club, and thanked the Swans supporters for the backing he has received since making the move to South Wales; particularly the reception he got at the Liberty last Saturday.

“I loved every minute of it. Being back out on the pitch in a competitive match and for Swansea was brilliant." he said. 

"I was buzzing to get the three points. It’s only the first game but all we can do is win this game, review it and go again next week.

“I thought the Liberty was brilliant. I’ve been made so welcome by everyone here – staff, players and fans.

"The reception I got was fantastic. It gave me shivers going out there.

"All I wanted to do was play well for them because they’ve been so welcoming. I feel like I did well and the team did really well."