Swansea City supervisor Steve Cooper has lauded ahead Andre Ayew for his powerful mentality after shrugging off a missed penalty to grab the winner against Brentford in the first leg of promotion play-offs at the Liberty Park.
Ayew who netted his 18th goal of the season, before time missed a penalty after his attempt from 12 yards was strongly saved by Brentford goalie David Raya.
The Ghana captain’s goal sends Swansea into Wednesday’s 2nd leg with the advantage, and supervisor Steve Cooper is complete of reward for the vice captain.
“Andre has missed a penalty, however brushed it off and raised his game even money, and it came off with the goal,” stated Cooper after the game.
“His mentality is of the best order, to brush aside the disappointing go back from a penalty where you fancied him.
“To have such an effect and score the goal tells you everything about the mentality he has.
“If anything, the miss affected him in a positive way.
“He is honestly important to us, and what’s extra impressive with his goals coring file is that for a lot of the season he has played out wide, and not through the middle.
“Before Rhian got here here, he was our main hope for being a goalscorer, and he has lived up to the level of a player we recognise he is.”