Luciano Narsingh claims assist on Swansea City debut
31st January 2017
Luciano Narsingh hopes he has banked the first assist of many after coming off the bench to lay on the winner on his Swansea City debut.
The Dutch international flyer featured for the first time since his £4 million move from PSV Eindhoven as the Swans beat Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.
And just 10 minutes after coming off the bench, Narsingh used his pace to surge forward on the counter-attack before centring for Gylfi Sigurdsson to steer home.
The Icelander's eighth goal of the season clinched a victory after Shane Long had cancelled out Alfie Mawson's opener.
"It's a good start for me," Narsingh said. "We won on my debut in a home game, so I am very happy.
"But I have to keep working hard. I am not happy because I felt tired and I have to work harder.
"I keep working. I hope to be stronger so I can bring more for the team.
"I am strong in space - if I get the ball I just run. Today was a good assist and I have to say, Gylfi scored a good goal.
"I hope there will be more assists. I will work hard to make that happen."
The Southampton success means the Swans have chalked up back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season.
Crystal Palace's win at Bournemouth means the Swans remain only two points clear of the relegation zone, though they have hauled the likes of Middlesbrough and Leicester back into the scrap for survival.
After that memorable success at Liverpool in their last away game, Paul Clement's men will go in search of another famous travelling triumph when they head to Manchester City this weekend.
"Against Liverpool we did well, but we had to win today also," Narsingh added.
"It's good for the confidence that we did that, but we have to move on now.
"We can enjoy the three points, but now we have to play against Manchester City so we have to work hard again."