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Confidence will bring points, insists Ayew

 

By Andy Sims

Jordan Ayew feels Swansea's new-found confidence can help them avoid relegation this season.

New boss Carlos Carvalhal saw his Swans come from a goal down with four minutes remaining to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win at Watford.

They were trailing to Andre Carrillo's 11th-minute header but Ayew grabbed the equaliser before substitute Luciano Narsingh sparked ecstatic celebrations with a last-gasp winner.

"I think this win is a step forward,'' Ayew told the club's official website. "Now we have to keep going and push to get more results.

"Football is all about confidence. We know we can do better things with confidence.

"But, also, if you don't work hard then you get punished. But at Watford we worked very hard and got our rewards.

"The new manager has only been here for two days, but he has had a positive impact. His ideas are clear and direct. He wants us to run more in the game and be more aggressive with our play.

"I think we delivered that and deserved the win."

Watford, meanwhile, have developed a habit of throwing away points late in games - they were 1-0 up at Crystal Palace three weeks ago and managed to lose that one as well.

"It was a bad afternoon for us," Hornets defender Christian Kabasele said.

"We need to be more focused at the end of the game."

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