Rangel hails "outstanding" Gomis
10th January 2015
Angel Rangel hailed Bafe Gomis' "outstanding" performance following the Frenchman's equaliser against West Ham.
Gomis rose highest to meet Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner, with the striker's header just managing to cross the line despite Mark Noble's efforts.
The 29-year-old's fifth goal of the campaign cancelled out Andy Carroll's first-half opener, with the Swans moving onto 30 points from 21 games.
Having scored twice in last weekend's FA Cup win at Tranmere, Rangel feels Gomis is making the most of his big opportunity in Garry Monk's first-team plans.
"Bafe has been working hard and he's waited for his moment," said the Spaniard. "Today he was outstanding. He took his chance very well and his general play was very good.
"Bafe is a very important player for us. He scored the winner against Arsenal and today he's shown what he is capable of.
"Confidence comes with goals and he's scored a few recently.
"He can play a big part for us between now and the end of the season."
Of the draw, Rangel added: "We said at half-time that we had to raise the tempo and we did that.
"The equaliser came from a corner, which we have found difficult to score from, so that was very pleasing for us.
"It was a good point for us against a very strong team, and it sets us up for next week's home game with Chelsea.
"January and February are months that will define our season, so we have to keep on performing and picking up important points."