Williams: Swansea have to help Bony

Swansea City captain Ashley Williams has called on the rest of the team to step up and ease the goal burden on striker Wilfried Bony, BBC Sport has reported.

The Swans have won only once in their last five Premier League games and scored 21 times in their 16 league fixtures so far this season, with Bony scoring half of them. The Ivory Coast international has eight goals in 18 appearances in all competitions and Williams wants to see the forward given some support.

“We need to chip in with more goals as a team. We need to find goals from other places on the pitch,” he said. “We need to take our chances, we all know that. We get a lot of chances in most games, especially at home. You’ve got to take them.

“This is the Premier League,” Williams continued. “The amount of chances we get, you can’t keep missing and expect to win games.”

Swansea are ninth in the table with 22 points following Sunday’s 2-1 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, Christian Eriksen scoring late on for the London club. Williams believes that if Swansea can find more goals, they can start winning games again.

“It’s pretty simple really. We need to convert chances. We have to take them,” the defender insisted. “When I say we need to take chances, as a team we need to share the goals out a lot better,” he continued. “It hurts. We have to pick ourselves back up and go to Hull, which is always a difficult place.”

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