Jordi's all smiles

2nd December 2018

Jordi Govea is hoping for more opportunities to impress after making his long-awaited first start for Swansea City.

The left-back, who signed on a free transfer from Real Madrid in the summer, played the full 90 minutes in the under-23s’ Premier League Cup victory over Hull City on Friday.

He played an instrumental role in the 2-1 win at Landore, with his cross leading to the opening goal from Kees de Boer, before a neat through ball to Courtney Baker-Richardson allowed the forward to lay off for George Byers to score the second.

The Ecuadorian, who has also made two appearances as a substitute so far this season, was delighted to make such a significant impact on his first start.

“I’m really happy to play my first 90 minutes for the football club,” he said.

“I was also very pleased to get the victory and be involved in both goals.”

Govea has endured a frustrating start to his Swans career after a double tear to his right hamstring ruled him out for the opening three months of the campaign.

But now back to full fitness, he is excited about what the future holds in SA1.

“Getting injured was not what I wanted so soon after signing for Swansea,” the left-back added. “It was a very difficult time for me. 

“But I’ve worked hard with the staff to get fit and I’m very happy that it has paid off.

“I am now looking forward to playing more games for the club.”