Ghana captain Andre Ayew has revealed that securing promotion with Swansea City to the Premier League will be a milestone in his career.
Ayew’s Swansea will this afternoon play Brentford at Wembley – with the winner earning the bragging right to the 2021/22 Premier League season.
With all to play for in the 2:00pm clash, the Swans deputy captain, Ayew who has been on song this season with 17 strikes has stressed that winning promotion to the Premier League with the Welsh club would match his Champions League and World Cup exploits.
“It would be among the tops,” he said
“I have grown to love the club and the fans and it would be a big achievement because it would prove I can do it at any level.
“I’ve followed a lot of players who have played at a really high level, come down to the Championship, and not succeeded.
“This has been a test to prove I can do it at any level and I’ve never doubted myself.
“In terms of me personally, this (promotion) would be very big. That’s the reason why I stayed with this team.”
His Swansea manager Steve Cooper also added that promotion to the Premier League would mean everything.
“It would mean everything,” said head coach Steve Cooper, who has been in charge since 2019.
“The club has been there before, long before I was here, and that journey was a special one.
“Then it was taken away through relegation, the club has had to re-establish itself with a different identity and rebuild.
“We’ve got to this last game of the season and given ourselves a 50-50 chance of winning. It’s something we’ve got to really go for.
“It would mean everything to the city and everything to the club, and everyone’s aware of that.
“It’s a massive motivation for us to get the job done.”
Promotion could be worth about £160m to the winner.