Wilfried Bony has said he was pleased and ‘felt strong’ after completing 90 minutes in Swansea City’s stalemate against Bournemouth.
The striker has had injuries and a dip in form restrict his playing time, but in the 0-0 draw against Eddie Howe’s men on Saturday he showed strength and flashes of his class.
“I was pleased to play the full 90 minutes. It was difficult out there. I got cramp after an hour but I kept fighting,” Bony told club website.
The striker who last saw out the entire duration of a league encounter in September 2016 spoke of his desire to open his goal account for the Swans - since his return from Manchester City in the summer - in their next game against Chelsea.
“I felt strong. I hope to be better in the next game and to get my first goal of the season," he continued.
“It was a big game on Saturday, so I knew I had to do my best. I did my best to push the team.
“We did not get the win, but I think the performance was good. We want to build on this for the next game.”
With first-choice striker Tammy Abraham recovering in time for a substitute appearance against Eddie Howe's men, Bony will hope he has done enough to convince Paul Clement for a starting spot ahead of the influential youngster as he eyes a second English top-flight start this season when they visit the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Swansea are unmoved from the 19th spot, having garnered only nine points from 13 league ties.