'Manchester City win would be result of the season'

12th December 2017
First team

Jordan Ayew says Swansea City’s players are desperate for more progress as they bid to pull off a shock when they face Manchester City.

Paul Clement’s men are off the bottom of the table after ending a seven-game winless streak by beating West Brom last weekend.

But few will give them a chance of making it two victories in succession when the Premier League’s top side come to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night.

Manchester City have been awesome so far this season, winning 15 and drawing one of their 16 top-flight games to establish an 11-point lead at the summit of the table.

Pep Guardiola’s side have played some spectacular football this term, with many pundits suggesting they have already built an unassailable advantage at the top.

But the Swans are determined to make life difficult for City’s megastars as they try to build momentum after the Baggies victory.

“Saturday’s win has given us a massive boost,” Ayew said.

“The win against West Brom is something we can build on. It was a very good feeling.

“The whole team is fired up at the minute to continue our progress because we don’t want to have a difficult season like last year.

“We know we have to continue to improve offensively, but we are going in the right direction. We just have to keep pushing.

“We need some luck against Manchester City. They have an unbelievable squad and are strong in every department.

“But we are starting the game 0-0. We will do our best and give 100 per cent to try to get something positive from it.

“If we could do it, beating Manchester City would be our biggest result of the season.”

Ayew will hope for a recall to the starting side on Wednesday having made a positive contribution as a substitute in the West Brom game.

The former Aston Villa man has been a regular throughout the campaign, but feels he can have a bigger impact.

“My season has been up and down,” he added.

“I just have to keep working hard and push to get back to my best.

“I believe in myself and what I can do for the team and I want to get more Premier League goals.

“I have been here almost a year and I am very happy here. The season might have been difficult, but personally I am very happy.”


* Supporters are advised to arrive early for Wednesday’s game. The Liberty Stadium car parks will close 15 minutes prior to kick-off.

Landore park and walk is open and park and ride options from Felindre and The Rec near St Helen’s rugby ground are available.

The Jacks Zone will not open for this game.