Swansea City manager Steve Cooper lauded Andre Ayew after the Ghanaian star put up tremendous performance as Swansea City recorded a convincing 3-0 victory at Middlesbrough in their first match post-coronavirus lockdown.
The Black Stars captain scored and assisted as Swansea City beat Middlesbrough 3-0 in the English Championship on Saturday, boosting Swansea’s chances of making a return to the Premier League.
Cooper also praised attacking brace-hero Rhian Brewster and Aldo Kalulu.
“To win 3-0 away from home is a fantastic result at any time of the season, never mind having not played for as many months as we have and having little preparation to get ready for the game,” Cooper said after the game, as reported by his club’s official website.
“Rhian looked a real threat, got his two goals and he’s disappointed he didn’t have three,” said the Swans boss. He’s a really good player, but we are a team that likes to play as a team.
“I thought Aldo was equally a threat down the right-hand side in the first half, and Andre was doing what he does week in and week out.
“I thought Conor Gallagher did brilliantly – winning the penalty getting in the box – and the midfield players were also getting high up the pitch.
“Rhian obviously will get some headlines because he got a brace but it’s as a consequence of the team playing the way we want to play.”
Ayew has now taken his league tally to 13 goals in 35 appearances.