New Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has set his sights on emulating the feats of countryman Didier Drogba at Chelsea, Sky
Bony has just completed a club record £12m move from Vitesse Arnhem and has spoken with Drogba, he revealed. Bony added that the Galatasaray front man commended him on his move to Swansea, and now he wants to match at Swansea what Drogba did at Chelsea.
“Didier had a big career and scored a lot of goals in the Premier League, but I hope to do the same or more,” Bony said. “I will have to work hard because the Premier League is the next level up. He knows that if I believe then I can do well.
“Didier said Swansea was a good team who play very good football. There are not many teams in the UK who play like that,” the 24-year-old continued, adding: “He said he knows how I play and I will enjoy playing for Swansea. He thinks I have made a good decision.”
And Bony insisted that he does not feel under pressure to succeed at the Liberty Stadium despite the hefty fee spent by Michael Laudrup to acquire his services – more than twice Swansea’s previous record buy, Pablo Hernandez, who was signed last summer.
“It is a big transfer fee, but it is only a number. The most important thing is the team and the people involved in that,” the former Sparta Prague striker said. “The transfer has been a long process, but I’m happy that everything is done now,” Bony went on.
“I am now only thinking about the team and playing football. I have power and strength and I hope to bring what I know and do the most – score goals. I hope to replicate my form from last season and I think the style of football at Swansea will suit me,” he said.
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