Joel Piroe proud of awards success but eyes further improvement
Joel Piroe reflected on a great way to round off his first season at Swansea City after scooping the Supporters’ Player of the Year award, but already has his sights set on making further strides with Russell Martin’s side.
The Dutchman took the top prize at the club’s annual end-of-season awards dinner, and also scooped the top goalscorer award having netted 24 goals in 46 appearances following his move from PSV Eindhoven last summer.
It has been at outstanding campaign for the 22-year-old in his first season in English football, with only Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dominic Solanke having scored more goals in the Championship this term.
Piroe was proud to receive his awards, but he already has his sights set on helping the Swans continue to improve under head coach Martin.
“It is a nice way to round off the season, I am very proud and very pleased,” he said.
“I had a lot to adapt to this season, with a new team in a new country and in a new league.
“I think it is fair to say I have surpassed any expectations I had, and I am very happy with how it has gone.
“There have been some great moments that I will savour. The goal I scored against Blackpool was one of the most beautiful I have ever scored and obviously to score and do the double against Cardiff was very special.
“But it is also time to look forward now. I just want us to pick up where we are leaving off this season.
“We have been on a good run, and I just hope we can keep improving as we have been doing.
“There are things we still need to work on, but I know we are capable of these improvements."