10 goals in 22 starts in all competitions isn’t a bad goal return for a striker, but Swansea star Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed how he’s “not happy” with his 10 goals in his first season at the Liberty Stadium.
Gomis made the move to South Wales from Lyon in June last year, arriving full of hunger and expectation. However, the France international would have been first to admit that it took him quite some time to settle into his new surroundings and get up to pace with the speed and demands of the Premier League.
The Frenchman has hit six goals in his last nine Premier League outings, but only four goals before his recent rich vein of scoring form wasn’t good enough by his own admission. Gomis said;
“I am very happy to score two goals in two games since my return from injury, but I’m not happy with 10 goals this season. Swansea brought me in to score more goals, and I believe there is more to come from me next season. It was hard to settle when I first came here as I didn’t speak English, which made it difficult to communicate and to understand different ways of doing things.”
After the departure of fans’ favourite Wilfried Bony in January, the pressure on Gomis’ shoulders mounted up a notch or two. But once the former Saint-Etienne and Lyon man started to find his feet in South Wales, he showed why clubs the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool have been interested in his services in the past.
Since returning from injury, the 29-year-old hit the winner in the 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates, and had an impressive game and got on the scoresheet in the 4-2 defeat against Manchester City on Sunday.
Gomis has vowed to come back better next season;”I am very happy to have started scoring goals. Next season I hope to score more goals the help the club. I will work hard over the summer and come back and give my best,” said the French striker.
All the signs are there that Swansea have a real player on their hands in Gomis – and with Garry Monk’s side eyeing up Marseille’s Andre Ayew and FC Twente’s Luc Castaignos for potential summer moves to the Liberty Stadium, the future could look even brighter for the Swansea City faithful.