Sports News of Friday, 4 January 2019
Ghana’s Jordan Ayew says he has long been waiting for the day he would finally find the back of the net for his new club until it finally came on Wednesday against Wolverhampton.
The 27-year-old attacker scored his first goal for Crystal Palace since making his loan switch from Swansea at the start of the season, believes it marks the beginning of good things to come and described his team’s victory as a “big win” which is good for their confidence.
Following that important goal, the Ghanaian forward stated he was happy for himself but said he had waited for that moment for a long time and this appears to be a sign of good things to come.
“It’s a big win and good for our confidence after losing at home, it was important for us to bounce back and improve our league position so congratulations to all the lads.
“I’m pleased for myself, my family, for our fans and my fans in Ghana and I would like to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity. I was waiting for this moment and now it has come at the start of the New Year means new things, positives and three points so it’s good.”
The striker produced a fine touch to control Patrick van Aanholt’s shot on goal before making no mistake to beat Wolves ‘keeper Rui Patrício to break the deadlock.
“It is important to be opportunist, making things happen and scoring goals, this is what I try and do and luckily today I was successful. I thank God and will just keep on working hard.”
The delay in scoring has not been much of a bother to the Ghanaian because of the support he enjoyed from teammates.
“No not at all, I knew it would come and I have had the support from everyone at the club so I haven’t had any pressure and the most important thing is for the team to win and get the points, which is my main focus.
“We need to keep on improving and that’s what we will do, working hard at the training ground and just concentrating on getting points”.