Jefferson: I feel loved again

3rd September 2018
First team

Jefferson Montero revealed he feels “loved again” at Swansea City and believes Graham Potter will get the best out of him.

The Ecuadorian gave another indication of his game-changing ability with a man-of-the-match performance at Millwall on Saturday, when he came off the bench to set up both goals in a 2-1 win.

The winger supplied fellow sub Kyle Naughton for the equaliser before teeing up Oli McBurnie for the winner as the Swans had to battle for 85 minutes following Courtney Baker-Richardson’s early red card.

Montero spent the first half of last season on loan with Getafe before joining Ecuadorian side Emelec on a sub-loan.

Now he’s back in Wales, and the pace ace – who also played a key role in the opening-day win at Sheffield United – has been hugely impressed with how Potter has managed him.

“I really like the manager. He understands me and he has built up my game-time carefully,” said Montero.

“I had to go out on loan last season as the manager at the time felt I wasn’t in his plans. I understand that – it’s football.

“But I feel loved again. The manager can get the best of me and I am glad I did a good job for the team on Saturday. He knows how to get the best of me.

“I feel this is a big opportunity for me, and I really want to do it for the fans, the manager, my team-mates and the physios who have helped me get back to full fitness.

“We all enjoyed the result on Saturday – it shows we are all together and want to do this for the Jack Army.”