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Benik Afobe - I just want to keep going now, it's been a good weekend for us

Posted: Sat 18 Mar 2017
Author: afcb.co.uk

Benik Afobe may have felt he scored the first but he certainly scored the second as AFC Bournemouth beat Swansea City at Vitality Stadium

The Cherries moved nine points clear of the Premier League drop zone with a 2-0 against the Swans.

Benik Afobe's first-half strike ultimately went down as an own goal for defender Alfie Mawson but there was no debating his second-half effort which kissed the far post before rolling home and sealing the points.

Afobe on the first goal and seeing it go down as an own goal - but the second definitely being his

"As I came in after the game someone's said to me that they've taken the goal off me, but to be honest I'm not really fussed as I've always been a team player.

"To score the second goal makes it a bit better and I just want to keep going now. Last week I missed a couple of chances and missed a penalty but as a centre-forward if you want to be a top player you have to push on and not hide.

"That's what I've done this week, I've been working with the manager and the staff on my finishing and when Kingy (Josh King) played a ball through for me I kept my composure and found the bottom corner.

"Hopefully I can get a few more now until the end of the season."

Afobe on bouncing back with a goal after missing a penalty last weekend

"To be honest it does weigh on your mind, but it really shouldn't. That's where I'm still a young lad so I still need to improve with my state of mind after things haven't gone well for me.

"I've got a good family around me and the manager pulled me in and said that he doesn't mind me missing chances but that I need to keep going and never shying away from getting chances and getting into goalscoring positions.

"I was in the goalscoring positions today and luckily I've scored for the team."
 
Afobe on the importance of carrying the good form forwards having recorded consecutive victories

"All week we've been talking about getting our first back-to-back Premier League wins. We've done that today and kept a clean sheet and luckily enough I've scored the goal.

"It's been a good weekend for us and now we'll all be looking forward to the international break and being ready for the Southampton game."