Swansea striker admits he struggled playing second fiddle to Wilfried Bony.

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis admits he struggled at the club before he stepped out of Wilfried Bony's shadow.

The in-form frontman was playing second-fiddle to the Ivory Coast striker before his big-money move to Manchester City in January.

But he has come in to his own, with three goals in his last two Premier League matches, including a brace against Hull on Saturday.

"I had a difficult first half of the season because I didn't play much,'' Gomis said. "I've had lots of difficult times, but I'm thankful to everyone at the club, the supporters and my team-mates for their support.

"It's important to be liked for strikers. Since I've been in Wales the supporters have been great with me and the way I celebrated the first goal with them was to show them how much I appreciate their support. It was my way of saying thank you.

"The fans have always stuck by me and been patient with me. That's why I was very happy to help the team get an important three points against Hull for them.

"I'm working hard in training and I'm getting my confidence back.''

Source: talkSPORT

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