Gomis: Goal will be first of many
10th November 2014
Bafetimbi Gomis is confident his first Premier League goal will be the first of many following the striker's match-winner against Arsenal.
The Swans trailed at the Liberty after Alexis Sanchez had given the Gunners the lead shortly past the hour mark.
But following Gylfi Sigurdsson's sublime free-kick that drew the home side level, Gomis was introduced in place of Wilfried Bony.
And the Frenchman made an instant impact within two minutes as he headed home a Jefferson Montero cross for his first Premier League goal to give Garry Monk's side all three points.
"It meant a lot to me," said Gomis. "The team were trailing a bit and it was my first goal in the Premier League. It was very important for me and the team.
"I knew the goal was coming. I've been working very hard with my team-mates and I've stayed concentrated so I knew it was not far away.
"It is my job to score goals and hopefully this will be the first of many. But the most important thing is the team and that I work well with the team."
Gomis arrived at the Liberty back in the summer on a free transfer after his contract with Lyon expired.
The 29-year-old opened his account in the Capital One Cup victory over Rotherham in August, but has only started twice in the Premier League so far.
However, the French international revealed how he has settled well into life in south Wales.
"The goals will come if I work well with the team, that is the most important thing," he said.
"It is my first time in a foreign country so my first target was to fit in well with the team. Everyone has been really great with me and made it easy to settle in."