Jordan assumes leadership duty under new Swansea manager

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The Ghanaian talks about taking up new responsibilities under new boss Carlos Carvalhal

Swansea City striker Jordan Ayew says new manager Carlos Carvalhal has tasked him with taking up leadership duties in their fight to beat relegation in the Premier League.

Following a poor start to the season, the Jack Army currently sit bottom of the table, a situation that prompted the recent appointment of Carvalhal as replacement for the misfiring Paul Clement.

The Portuguese's introduction looked like a masterstroke on Saturday as in his first game. He masterminded a priceless 2-1 away victory over Watford - a match in which Ayew registered an 86th minute equaliser.

"The gaffer [Carvalhal] came in and asked me to be the leader in the dressing room," the Ghana forward told BBC Sport.

"I try to do that, I try to show it on the pitch as well as with my running, with my commitment, with my fighting spirit and that's what I try to do now.

"I don't like to lose because I think I can do much more, I can give more to the team."

Jordan then shed light on Saturday's dramatic comeback win.

"It's a massive feeling," said the 26-year-old.

"It was incredible that we got rewarded because we really worked hard. It's a good step forward.

"The manager told us to do the basic things. He said if you don't run you come and sit down next to me [on the bench].

"I don't like to lose because I think I can do much more, I can give more to the team.]"

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Swansea next host Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.

Jordan's Saturday strike took his season goal tally to three in the topflight.

 

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