Joel Piroe | My understanding and confidence is growing

10th October
First team
Joel Piroe

Joel Piroe feels his growing understanding with his team-mates can help the striker continue his impressive goalscoring record for Swansea City.

Having joined from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, the Dutchman has wasted no time making an impact in his new surroundings.

He has six goals from 11 appearances so far, plus an assist for Jamie Paterson’s goal at Fulham.

Piroe and Paterson have already shown signs of operating effectively as a double act, as exemplified by their lovely exchange of passes for the striker’s winner against Huddersfield.

And he is confident things will only get better the more time he spends working and playing alongside his new team-mates.

“I am very happy with my contribution so far. I want to score a lot more goals for Swansea,” he said.

“I think my team-mates are getting to know my play more, and I am getting to know their play a lot more too.

Joel Piroe

“I really enjoy playing in this team. I can drop into the midfield, get on the ball and have a lot of touches and create overloads.

“I think you can see we are connecting well a lot of the time, and this is an enjoyable way to play football, and I don’t think it is so enjoyable for the opponent.”

Head coach Russell Martin now has another valuable period of uninterrupted work on the training ground ahead before the first South Wales derby of the season against Cardiff.

And, having made clear strides following the last respite from league action, Piroe sees no reason why that cannot be the case again.

"If you look at the last international break, we showed that we made a lot of big steps," he added.

"I think we will do the same with this opportunity. We will work really hard in training, and of course look to sharpen up on our finishing."