Sports News of Sunday, 31 December 2017
Ghana’s Jordan Ayew highlighted Swansea City’s ‘never-say-die attitude’ as the key to this Weekend’s dramatic 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road.
Ayew grabbed an 86th-minute equaliser to cancel out Andre Carrillo’s early opener.
And after Ayew hauled the Swans back into the game, Luciano Narsingh prompted ecstatic celebrations with a last-minute winner to move Carlos Cavarlhal’s new side off the bottom of the Premier League and closer to the survival pack.
“It was a massive goal to get us back in the game,’’ declared Ayew.
“Oli (McBurnie) did a fantastic job with the assist and thankfully I was in the right place to put it into the net.
“This is a game that proves you can never give up – you have to keep fighting right to the end.
“The whole team deserves huge congratulations. It was a team performance and a team win.’’
Ayew hopes the Hornets victory can provide the springboard to another strong second half of the season.
“I think this win is a step forward,’’ he added. “Now we have to keep going and push to get more results.
“Football is all about confidence. We know we can do better things with confidence.
“But, also, if you don’t work hard then you get punished. But at Watford we worked very hard and got our rewards.
“The new manager has only been here for two days, but he has had a positive impact. His ideas are clear and direct. He wants us to run more in the game and be more aggressive with our play.
“I think we delivered that – and deserved the win.
“Tottenham is a big game for us on Tuesday, but we have nothing to lose. We have to keep running and fighting and playing the Swansea way.”