Swansea City manager, Steve Cooper has praised star man Andre Ayew following the Welsh club’s semi final first leg win over Brentford in the championship play-off.
Ayew, Swansea’s top scorer this campaign, missed a penalty in the 64 minute before recovering to thump in what proved to be the winner to give Cooper’s men the slight advantage heading into the return leg on Wednesday.
According to his manager Steve Cooper, to be able to recover from that penalty miss and go on to score the winning goal speaks volumes of Andre Ayew’s mental strength.
“Andre has missed a penalty, but brushed it off and raised his game even more, and it came off with the goal. To have such an impact and score the goal tells you everything about the mentality he has.
“His mentality is of the highest order, to brush off the disappointing return from a penalty where you fancied him”, the manager said in a post-match interview as quoted by the club’s website.
He continued, “To have such an impact and score the goal tells you everything about the mentality he has. If anything, the miss affected him in a positive way.
“He is really important for us, and what is more impressive with his goalscoring record is that for a lot of the season he has played out wide, and not through the middle”.
Andre Ayew has been instrumental for Swansea City all season and will be relied on once again when the team faces Brentford in midweek.