Sports News of Friday, 17 March 2017
Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew says he’s focused on helping the club achieve success irrespective of the position he’s assigned to on the pitch.
The 25-year-old joined from Championship side Aston Villa in January, as part of an exchange deal, which saw Neil Taylor move in the opposite way.
In addition, the Jack Army paid an undisclosed amount for the frontman, who signed a three-and-a-half-year deal.
“Everyone asks me that question [about my ideal position], but to be fair, I don’t mind [playing anywhere],” Ayew told his club’s official website.
“As long as I am on the pitch, I can give 100 per cent for the team. Hopefully then I can be efficient and decisive.
“In France, I usually played up front. Then, when I went to Aston Villa, I played everywhere: I was up front, behind the striker, on the wing.
“Sometimes when we were attacking I was used in holding midfield.”
“I don’t mind which position I play, so long as I am on the pitch. I love the game so I don’t mind”
Life has not been all rosy for Ayew at the Liberty Stadium.
The striker has made four Premier League appearances thus far, but yet to start a game.
“I have had to be patient for my chance as the team has been doing well,” he said.
“I have had some minutes on the pitch but the main thing is we keep winning until the end of the season because then we will still be in the Premier League next season.”
Ayew could be handed a first starting role by Paul Clement when Swansea play away to Bournemouth on Saturday.