Josh Thomas | To score 10 goals in a game is incredible
Josh Thomas says confident Swansea City Under-21s feel unstoppable at the Swansea.com Stadium after winning five out of five matches at the ground, including Wednesday's stunning 10-1 victory over Birmingham.
They rounded off their 2023-24 campaign with an emphatic win over the Blues, with Thomas among those on the scoresheet.
The striker bagged four of those goals, while Joe Thomas, Liam Smith, Cameron Congreve, Tivonge Rushesha, Corey Hurford and Sam Leverett were also found the net.
Rico Patterson scored the Blues only goal, while visiting captain, Rico Browne was sent off for dissent with 20 minutes remaining and the score already at 8-1.
And Thomas praised his team-mates for how relentless they were in continuing to push for more goals.
“It was unbelievable, to be fair,” he said.
“To finish off the season so strongly was excellent.
“We create so many chances it’s ridiculous. You have to love being be a striker in this team because you’re always getting the ball and there are always crosses into the box. I have to thank my team-mates. To score that many goals in a game as a team is incredible.
“I was pleased with the four goals. I think the first goal sums up my game really. I press defenders, hunt the ball down and win the ball back off the defender.
“The other three goals are just striker’s goals.”
The Swans raced to a 5-0 lead inside 30 minutes, and Thomas praised the side's ability to stay focused and not dip in tempo.
“A lot of times this season, when we’ve gone in ahead at half-time, the standard has dropped in the second half,” he admitted.
“We’ve spoken about that a few times this season and I think today it just came together.
“We were so calm, we let Wrighty [coach Anthony Wright] say what he wanted to say at half-time, and we stayed focused and carried on from the first half.
“It’s so important to stick to the gameplan especially after scoring so many goals in 30 minutes, so I think to keep focused and keep going is a huge compliment to the team, players and staff.
“It’s been a good season. We haven’t quite got where we wanted but there’s a lot to build on there and to score 10 goals in the last game is incredible.
“One frustrating thing from today is that we conceded the goal, if we’d kept a clean sheet it would have been perfect.
“We’ve been calling the stadium our fortress. We just feel unbeatable here. I know most of the seats are empty but it it just gives the game a bit more of an x-factor and the experience to play at the stadium is unbelievable.
“The confidence the group has is amazing. We go into games thinking that we’re going to win, I know that might sound arrogant but I think it’s the right arrogance for football. You have to believe you’re going to win every game.”