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Swansea City attacking midfielder – Andre Ayew has said that his flourished career in the Sky Bet Championship proves that he has what it takes to be successful at any level.

The Black Stars captain who has played and scored in World Cup as well as Champions League games with Marseille has been very instrumental to the success of the Welsh side since returning to the squad after a loan spell with Turkish giants – Fenerbahce in the summer of 2019.

Andre Ayew is on the cusp of becoming a Swansea City hero should he help the Swans to pick a Premier League slot in the ongoing Sky Bet Championship playoffs.

The Ghanaian scored the only goal in Swansea City’s 1-0 victory against Barnsley last Monday at Oakwell and is looking forward to repeating same this evening as the Swans takes on the Tykes at the Liberty Stadium in the second leg.

The 31-year-old attacker has been on a blistering form this season having scored seventeen [17] goals. Speaking about what has kept him at Swansea City and the motivation to play in the Championship, the Ghanaian had this to say:

“I’ve followed a lot of players who have played at a really high level, come down to the Championship, and not succeeded.

“For me, this has been a test to prove I can do it at any level. I have done it at every level and I’ve never doubted myself. I need to keep going.

“If you work hard, you get rewarded and I want to make Swansea happy. In terms of me personally, this [promotion] would be very big.

“That’s the reason why I stayed with this team. If there was no ambition to try and go up, then there would have been no point.”

According to Ayew helping Swansea reach Wembley, and hopefully taking the final step back to the top-flight, would be very special:

“It would be among the tops for me.

“I have grown to love the club and the fans. It’s very special for me. It would be a big achievement for me because it would prove I can do it at any level.

For the first time in 14 months, Ayew and his team-mates will play in front of supporters with 3,000 set to attend the game at the Liberty Stadium and the deputy captain cannot wait to experience the support of the Jack Army.

“We can’t wait – we just want to feel them back,” he said.

“It’s funny because whenever you go out to a stadium normally for the warm-up, the fans are not there yet. There are maybe a few, but when we got to Barnsley the 4,000 were already in! We were like ‘Gosh, it’s back!’

“You know some decisions are going to be weird because the pressure is more. We just want our stadium to be more than what it was at Barnsley.

“We know what the Liberty is like when we are in these moments and have these big games coming up.

“It’s something different. We know everybody isn’t going to be there and as players we would love a full stadium for this game, but it’s not the case.

“We are lucky to have a few in and it’s the start of something. Hopefully we will have more back soon.

“I can guarantee all of the players can’t wait for Saturday to feel the fans. We also want to feel they are happy with where we are.

“We are going to need them if we are going to go through on Saturday. It’s a fact, because what is coming on Saturday is going to be very tough.”

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