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Wilfried Bony: Swansea City goals are down to special training regime

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

Wilfried Bony made it six goals in five games — but has warned opposing teams that there is more to come from him.

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WILFRIED Bony insists he can get even better after revealing a personal training regime is behind his recent scoring form.

The Ivorian striker struck his 15th and 16th goals of the season as Swansea City came from behind to knock Birmingham out of the FA Cup on Saturday.

That made it six in the last five games for the £12 million summer signing.

And he reckons there is still room for improvement.

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"It's good, it's good but there are a lot of games, so I can do more," said Bony.

"I missed pre-season, so it's been hard for me. It's been important for me to keep fit.

"I have had a lot of problems with my shoulder, my ribs, my hamstring. Now I hope I will not get any problems until the end of the season. "I have been working hard on the pitch and outside it too. I've got myself a personal trainer.

"I've done everything. But not with weights, that's not what I need.

"It's going well. In training, I try to do my best and give 100 per cent."

"It's not easy adapting to a different league. But football is the same all over the world. You have to work hard, try to get a chance to play."

Swansea were trailing to a 15th-minute Lee Novak goal at St Andrew's and went in at half-time behind.

Bony was then introduced for the second period and turned the game.

He hauled the visitors level with a neat left-foot volley from Roland Lamah's cross on 67 minutes before his cool finish to a counter-attack put them in front just moments later.

That ensured Swansea progressed into the competition's fifth round.

"I'm lucky I had the chance to score on Saturday and we won the game," said Bony.

"It was a game we had to win.

"Fifteen minutes before half-time he (Laudrup) told me that I would play. I said: 'Okay, I'll be ready'.

"There are a lot of games, so I'll just try to do my best in every game and continue in that way.

"We have a lot of games coming up so for us it's really important to win because we have a game on Tuesday."

After a week in which reports of divisions in the camp had surfaced, Swansea put in a shaky first-half showing in the Midlands.

Passes went astray and the side looked short of confidence as tensions rose out between team-mates. But Bony's introduction gave Swansea a lift.

And they will need to continue in similar form over the coming weeks as Swansea face four of their relegation rivals in the next five Premier League games.

The first of those is a home match against Fulham tomorrow.

"I try to push my team," added Bony. "We were not playing good, not like we needed.

"After the victory, the team spirit is clearly good.

"It was important to win because it gives us confidence. We can take it into the next game."

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