Patient approach will pay off, says Oliveira
1st April 2015
Nelson Oliveira believes his patient approach will pay off as he waits for his big chance to shine at Swansea City.
The Portuguese international has made eight appearances at the club following his loan move from Benfica in January, with the forward's only start coming in the home defeat to Chelsea.
But the 23-year-old, who has competed for the sole striker role with Bafe Gomis, insists a patient approach is the right attitude as he looks to give Garry Monk strong options going forward.
"I have only been here a few months and Bafe is a great player, so I understand he is the one starting games right now," said Oliveira, who featured in the Champions League with Benfica in December before his switch to South Wales.
"When I do get the chance I hope to show the player that I am. In the meantime I will work as hard as I can in training to show the manager that I'm ready.
"I'm very happy to be part of the team here. The Premier League has some of the best players in the world and the supporters are unbelievable - they make such an incredible atmosphere.
"Football in the Premier League is faster and more intensive, and I really enjoy it.
"And by playing at this level it will help my chances of playing again for Portugal. But I have to play well at Swansea first and foremost, so when I get my chance I must take it."