Midfielder Ayew believes he can be excellent Swansea City striker after assuming attacking role

Andre Ayew says he can grow to become an important striker for his English Premier League side Swansea City after the Ghanaian midfielder was deployed as an attacker over the weekend.

Ayew, who is in the hunt for the Africa’s best player award after being shortlisted in the CAF final three-man shortlist, was played as a striker in their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in their league match on Saturday.

Ayew was desperately deployed as Swansea City’s striker as they sought to turnaround their fortunes when they played the heavyweights Manchester City.

The Ghanaian who had been played on the wings failed to score in his new role as they were defeated but insists he can excel in his new role if he continues to play in that central position.

“I’ve played in a lot of positions, so I can adapt,” said Ayew, who joined the Swans in the summer from French giants Marseille.

“This is the second time I’ve played in this position, and if I play more there then I’ll get better.

“We have intelligent players who can cope with different positions and formations, so it’s not a problem for us.”

The Swans were looking to start life on a positive note following the sacking last week of coach Garry Monk following a dismal run of one win in 12 matches.

Caretaker boss Alan Curtis reshuffled the starting team and they excelled in the match against Man City only to be undone by a late strike by Yaya Toure.

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