Swansea City Under-18s Alex Lang
24th October 2016
Alex Lang admits he is aiming to make more starts for Swansea City Under-18s this season after making his Premier League South debut against West Ham on Saturday.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper played a key role in the scholars' game against the Hammers, with three crucial saves in the first half, but could not prevent the young Swans falling to a 3-2 defeat in the final minute of the game.
Despite the loss the Swansea-born shot stopper, who has been with academy since age 11, says he is motivated to fight for more starts this season.
"It was a huge step-up for me," the first-year scholar said. "The pace of the game was much quicker and physical compared to when I was with the Under-16s, but it was a great learning curve.
"It was a disappointing result and heart breaking to lose in the final minute of the game but I felt the boys dug out well throughout the match and that we should have earned a point.
"Result aside, I enjoyed every minute of the game and from here I must look to push on and try and get a regular place in the team.
"I've been working hard in training to show the coaches what I can do so I am glad I got my opportunity last weekend. From here I hope to get as many starts as I can."