Michael Obafemi looks to future after passing goal target

23rd April 2022
First team
Michael Obafemi - back of his head

Michael Obafemi was delighted with his eleventh goal of the season and believes Swansea City's draw against play-off contenders Middlesbrough bodes well for the future.

After setting his sights on 10 for the season, the Swansea number nine passed that target after being picked out by Joel Piroe in the box, two minutes after Russell Martin's team had falling behind to Riley McGree’s effort from distance.

It was an end-to-end, and at points chaotic, second period with both sides hitting the woodwork, and passing up big chances to take the three points.

The points were eventually shared when the referee called time on the match, but Obafemi felt there was plenty to take from it for an ever-improving Swans side.

“The boys played well, but I think 1-1 was a fair result. They had a lot of chances but so did we,” Obafemi said.

“I feel like it was a sloppy goal to concede, but Joel (Piroe) did really well to get me the assist. We just thought 'we’re 1-0 down so lets get back into it', which is what we did.

“My target at the beginning of the season was to score 10 and obviously I’m beyond that now so my next target is 15 so I need what, four in three? It’s possible.

“We are also eight games unbeaten, and the aim for the rest of the season is to keep that going.

“We’ve come a long way since the start of the season, we’re eight games unbeaten and we’re showing the fans that we can do it against play-off contenders, so the only way is up for us."