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.”