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Michael Laudrup says Wilfried Bony is starting to shine at Swansea City

By Steve_Sport  |  Posted: November 11, 2013

Michael Laudrup has praised Wilfried Bony's growing confidence for Swansea City

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MICHAEL Laudrup believes Wilfried Bony’s true quality is beginning to shine through at Swansea City.

The Ivorian striker claimed his ninth and tenth goals of the season when he netted a brace against Stoke on Sunday.

With half of those efforts coming in Europe, some had questioned whether the former Vitesse Arnhem man had made enough of a Premier League impact.

But Bony was initially used sparingly in top flight matches as Laudrup allowed the £12 million man time to adjust to English football.

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The Swansea boss reckons Bony is now starting to show his ability.

And he stressed there is still more to come from the club’s record signing.

“We talked about him a couple of weeks ago. He and we are still trying to find his best condition,” said Laudrup.

“I’m really happy for him to score two goals.

“It hasn’t been easy for him so far because there’s always pressure when you have a certain price tag on your shoulders.

“He had a good performance on Thursday, especially the first hour when he scored a goal. I’m pleased with that.

“Scoring goals is one thing, but I can see him in training, he is getting better and better.

“Goals are important because that’s always how you’re judged as a striker.

“Now we don’t have Michu others need to score.”

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  • TonJack  |  November 14 2013, 2:31PM

    spideyjones, if you had your way we'd be back to playing in front of 3,000 again! I hate the boo boys also and guess what? My postcode starts with CF !

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  November 14 2013, 9:55AM

    that depends chrisy are you the type of fan who turns up to boo the players if everything doesn't go perfectly? are you the type of fan who previously followed other premier league clubs and has ony started to attend the liberty during our recent success? are you the type of fan who has never played the game yet thinks he can do better than these top class professionals? You have the right post code and the right dialling code to support our city's team but do you have the right attitude???

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  • hywel79  |  November 13 2013, 5:14PM

    he seems to be very much a confidence player, when his confidence if up he looks great, but you can really see how much it throws him off if he's not feeling it. as for not being fully match fit as has been claimed the only way that - and the confidence problem - can be solved is by giving him more time on the pitch. i don't quite understand why he's spent quite so much time on the bench. if it means Bony has a good run in the team and gets his confidence up then michu being out for a while could actually prove to be a good thing. I quite like he idea of pozuelo getting more time in the middle of the pitch as well

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  • christhejac  |  November 13 2013, 2:14PM

    SpideyJonesyNumpty stiil harping on about out of town supporters of the Swans? Tell me Neil, should I be allowed to follow the Swans as I live in SA6?

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  • Spideyjonesy  |  November 13 2013, 10:07AM

    Bony will come good, he needs a run of games and he needs the fair weather jonny come lately fans and the out of town once a fortnight "jacks" to get behind him and not on his back. That type of fan is not needed and not welcomed at the liberty. good luck Bony son you can do it

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  • White_Rock  |  November 13 2013, 7:48AM

    He's been shining since the start of the season, which makes Laudrup's decision to drop him every other game even dumber. Let's hope that's the end of that.

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  • VISIONSKI  |  November 12 2013, 7:06PM

    I reserve judgement on Bony!!!

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  • nettevaughan  |  November 12 2013, 1:56PM

    Sorrt about doubting Bony & Mr L. Come on you Swans.Make us proud v Fulham.

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  • swanseaola  |  November 12 2013, 1:33PM

    A Wilfred Bony terrorising defenses,together with Michu and Pablo Hernandes back. C'mon the Swanssssssssss.

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  • swanseaola  |  November 11 2013, 4:14PM

    He really got the fans relishing that "there's more to come". I think that Wilfred is a colossus, so strong. Despite all the strong arm tactics by Stoke he just made them look like boys! And what was the matter with their goalkeeper? I thought we would have to call for a defibulator at the end of the match (he had clearly lost it).

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