Swansea City striker Bafe Gomis is making progress on goal target
20th August 2015
Bafe Gomis has revealed a summer of strain is already paying off as he works towards beating his target of ten goals this season.
The French striker has got his campaign off to a flying start with two goals in as many games against Chelsea and Newcastle United.
Gomis secured a point for the Swans on the opening day at Stamford Bridge as his penalty earned a 2-2 draw. And he followed that up by sending Garry Monk's side on their way to a 2-0 win over Newcastle last weekend.
The 30-year-old scored ten goals in 36 appearances in his first year at the Liberty following his move from Lyon, and his target this season is to better that tally.
"Scoring goals is great for my confidence," said Gomis. "I worked hard in the summer to come back fit and raring to go.
"My aim is to score more goals than last year and show a different side to myself at Swansea.
"I'm happy with my start to the season but it's more important that the team has started well with good results.
"It was important to win on Saturday at home in front of the fans and carry on the good work achieved against Chelsea."
Gomis' ninth-minute goal saw the striker latch onto Jonjo Shelvey's sublime threaded-pass into the Newcastle box before rounding keeper Tim Krul and slotting home.
And he was quick to praise Shelvey for his excellent assist. He said: "I received a great pass from Jonjo and found myself in a good position to score so I continued the good work of the team.
"It's something I've worked on a lot with the coach. It's great to work with quality players who are capable of giving this type of pass."
Gomis was also full of praise for Andre Ayew after the winger headed home the second goal in the home win.
The Ghanaian also took his tally to two goals after heading home Jefferson Montero's pinpoint cross in the second half.
And Gomis, who played against Ayew in Ligue 1 during their time at Lyon and Marseille, believes the winger has immediately adapted to English football's top flight.
"I know what a good player he is, particularly in front of goal," added Gomis.
"He showed what a quality player he was in France and he's showing that quality here in Swansea. It's important for us to have good goal scorers like Andre. With him, Gylfi, Jonjo and others who can score there are lots of goals in the side."
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