Michael Obafemi | Award-winning goal sums up the progress I've made
Michael Obafemi feels his award-winning goal against Cardiff City summed up the progress he feels he has made across his first season with Swansea City.
The 21-year-old has netted 12 goals for the Swans after joining from Southampton on deadline day at the end of last summer’s transfer window.
Obafemi has acknowledged it took him time to settle into new surroundings but he has flourished over the second half of the campaign, netting 11 goals in his last 18 appearances.
One of those was the opener in the 4-0 victory over Cardiff, which set the Swans on the way to completing an historic south Wales derby double.
The link play between Obafemi, Jamie Paterson and Joel Piroe following Ben Cabango’s original pass cut the home side to pieces.
It was named goal of the season at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner, and Obafemi feels it is a moment that sums up how he has grown into the team.
“I think that goal was just a sign of where I feel I have improved over the season,” he said.
“I’ll be honest and say I don’t think I was really myself over that first half of the season, but the support of the gaffer, the staff and my team-mates really helped and I think you can see the difference it has made.
“I’ve worked hard and my understanding with the lads like Pato and Joel has just grown and grown.
“We have been getting used to working with each other and that goal just showed what we can do.
“I hope the only way is up from here.”