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Carvalhal won’t play Bony instead of Ayew


Carlos Carvalhal, the Swansea City head coach, spoke about Wilfried Bony’s chances to get into the starting eleven as Jordan Ayews has been doing really well recently and the coach is not ready to replace him yet.

The Ivory Coast international has just recovered from his difficult injury and the Portuguese coach insisted that he won’t rush him back into the starting eleven as there is no need to do so with Ayew playing a really good football right now. Bony appeared on the pitch as a substitute of Ayew in his side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool but it is not likely that he will start the next game…

The new Swansea coach spoke about Bony’s situation as he said, according to Goal“Bony has been involved in three games. The first was in the Cup at Wolves, after he had been injured. I put him in to improve the tempo, the performance was not good, but I could not expect more than that because he had only trained three or four times.”

He also insisted that the main reason was that he hasn’t played so much this season so far and he could help his team as a substitute: “He hasn’t played too much [like Jordan Ayew who always starts] and I prefer that a player like that can really effect the game. Even if it’s only 30 minutes, I prefer that at a high level than a whole game where he has to protect himself.”

In the end, Carlos Carvalhal claimed that it wouldn’t be good for his confidence either to let him play while not being fully fit: “If he plays the whole 90 minutes when he is not fit, then the players can lose confidence and the team can lose games also so I will go for who started the last game.”