Joel Piroe confident Swansea City will find finishing touch

3rd October 2021
First team
Derby away Joel Piroe

Joel Piroe is confident Swansea City will get the results they deserve once they find a clinical edge in front of goal.

A 0-0 scoreline with Derby County didn’t give a true reflection of a one-sided contest at Pride Park, with Russell Martin’s team doing everything but score against the Rams.

The visitors enjoyed 76 per cent of possession in the East Midlands, with 15 attempts at goal part of a dominating display.

Piroe was himself denied in the first half, while Jake Bidwell, Matt Grimes, Jamie Paterson, Korey Smith and sub Liam Cullen all had opportunities to break the deadlock.

The Dutchman, who has six goals in 11 appearances since joining the Swans this summer, believes Russell Martin’s side are close to reaping the rewards their performances have deserved.

Derby away Joel Piroe

“We are dominating almost every aspect of the games, but the finishing touch is the next step,” said the striker.

“When we do that then we will get the results we deserve.

“All of the elements are in place, but we just need to fix the ending. That will happen.”

The Swans headed home to south west Wales with a fourth draw in their last six league games, leaving the squad frustrated they had not turned their domination into three points.

And Piroe, who was certain he should have been awarded a first-half penalty, admitted there was a lot of frustration within the changing room following the stalemate.

“It was very frustrating not to have got the win because we absolutely dominated for 90 minutes,” reflected the former PSV forward.

“We felt a goal was coming but it just didn’t fall our way in front of goal.

“I felt I should have had a penalty. The player didn’t play the ball at all – he took my knee – but it wasn’t given, but we won’t allow ourselves to be affected by that.

“It’s up to us to hit the target and beat the goalkeeper, and that’s something we’re determined to sort out.”