'I'll try to bring something to the team'

27th July 2018
Pre-season

Joel Asoro has only been a Swansea City player for a fortnight, but he already has high hopes for his Liberty career.

The Swans signed Sweden U-21 international Asoro earlier this month, and from the outset Asoro set his sights on a regular place in Graham Potter’s first team.

Asoro has not been a Swan for long, but already the club’s fans have seen a glimpse of his potential.

At just 19 years old, he already has an impressive 35 senior appearances under his belt from his time at Sunderland, 29 of which came last term.

Now Asoro is keen to continue clocking up game-time in South Wales.

“It was a good season for me last season,” Asoro says.

“It was around halfway through the season when I started to start games regularly for Sunderland. It was good.”

Asoro has been a threat down the Swans right in the games he has featured in, and it was his good work which laid on Oli McBurnie’s equaliser against Serie A side Genoa last weekend.

“I didn’t expect to start against Genoa and of course I was expecting a very tough game,” Asoro adds.

“I was happy when I saw Oli got his head on my cross. We’ve been working hard and we have played some good football.”

Genoa was Asoro’s first start for the Swans, and Potter had nothing but good things to say about the youngster’s performance.

The Swans boss was excited by Asoro’s willingness to take on his man, which was in evidence in the lead-up to McBurnie’s goal.

“It’s always good to hear that the boss is happy,” Asoro says.

“But you want to make sure that you continue with that work. If I can continue this work for as long as I can then I’ll be happy.

“I will always try to bring something to the team.”