Wednesday Oct 16, 2019. 08:00
Ghanaian star Andre Ayew is confident his Welish club Swansea City will learn the lessons of defeat from Stoke City and kick on after the international break.
The Swans lost top spot in the English Championship as they suffered a 2-1 Liberty Stadium defeat against the Potters, despite Ayew giving them a first-minute lead.
But they remain just a point behind new leaders West Brom and firmly among the sides setting the early pace in the promotion hunt.
And, while Ayew knows Swansea need to improve, the midfielder-cum-striker has every belief that they can respond to their recent setback.
“We’re going to learn from that game. It may not seem like it now, but this will be a good lesson for us,” Ayew told the club’s official website.
“We’re still in it; we’re only a point away from the leaders. We always need to be ready for any challenge that the Championship brings.
“We’ve done great things this season and some that aren’t so great. But what we’re doing at the moment is good and we need to continue that,” he added.
“We’re working hard, training well and we need to keep that going. A lot of teams would love to be where we are in the table. I believe in the squad – there is no problem.
“When you’re towards the top of the table, you have to respond when things go wrong – that’s very important.”