Jordan Ayew: The gaffer said I must be a leader

Jordan Ayew: The gaffer said I must be a leader
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by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jan 02, 2018. 09:00

Ghana and Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew has been urged to play a leading role at the English Premier League side.

Swansea’s new manager Carlos Carvalhal has asked the Black Stars international to be a leader as they look to move out of the English Premier League's relegation zone.


Ayew scored his third Premier League goal of the season in Swansea City's dramatic 2-1 win against Watford on Saturday which lifted the team off the bottom of the table.

"The gaffer came in and asked me to be the leader in the dressing room," Ayew told BBC Sport.

"I try to do that, I try to show it on the pitch as well as with my running, with my commitment, with my fighting spirit and that's what I try to do now.

"I don't like to lose because I think I can do much more, I can give more to the team.

"It's a massive feeling. It was incredible that we got rewarded because we really worked hard. It's a good step forward.

"The manager told us to do the basic things. He said if you don't run you come and sit down next to me (on the bench)."

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