Joel Latibeaudiere | It was worth the wait

7th December 2020
First team
Joel Latibeaudiere

Joel Latibeaudiere felt it had been worth the wait after he enjoyed a winning Swansea City debut against Luton at the weekend.

The defender joined the Swans from Manchester City on transfer deadline day, but a combination of injury and the form of others has meant he has had to be patient.

But he helped Steve Cooper’s side see out their victory over the 10-man Hatters, having been summoned from the bench to replace Marc Guehi.

The 20-year-old was praised by head coach Cooper in his post-match press conference, and the centre-half was delighted to get some game time under his belt.

“I really enjoyed my debut. I've waited a while for it and was really happy to get on the pitch and go on to win the game,” he said.

Joel Latibeaudiere

“I've been working hard in training and waiting longer has made it sweeter for me. I'm really happy.

“Getting three points is always the main thing, but being a part of it and involved is a great feeling.

“I'm aiming for more games now, but I trust the boss and I know he'll put me in the team when he sees fit.”

The Swans are now gearing up to face high-flying Bournemouth at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night, and Latibeaudiere hopes they can continue a five-match unbeaten run in SA1 when they face the Cherries.

“We had two tough away games and came back home and got the win,” he added.

“I don't see why we can't go and do it again. The boys are buzzing and all our focus now turns to Tuesday."