According to The East Anglian Daily Times, Swansea boss Graham Potter sent a warning last week of midfielder Bersant Celina’s growing influence on games.
The midfielder joined The Swans from Man City in the summer and is becoming more and more threatening with every game that passes.
The 22-year-old scored his first goal for the club at the weekend against former side Ipswich, which shows the truth in what Potter said.
Despite being on the wrong end of the scoreline at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea still sent out an impressive message to the rest of the league. With 73% possession and 19 shots, The Swans could have easily come away victorious.
However, that would be the remaining criticism of Celina that, despite his threat, he still remains wasteful of chances that he has. This only becomes significant when looking back at the game and realising moments of the game in which Swansea should have capitalised. However, that will improve as the player matures and finds form after returning from a minor injury.
Nonetheless, this is proof that Potter’s warning to clubs in the Championship of the ability that his attacking midfielder possesses is beginning to manifest itself. With many other stars returning to the Swansea team, this can only be a positive sign to fans in south Wales, and an indication of what is to come throughout the season.
The Swans enter the international break in 11th place in the league, but only two points behind fifth place Nottingham Forest, and with Celina continuously improving, there is no reason to believe that Swansea cannot climb up into the top six.
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