Striker Guillem Bauza has proved to be a patient, true professional since joining the club 18 months ago.
In that time, the former Espanyol B player has made just 13 League starts for the club, including an impressive 9 goals.
This season, he’s started just once, but has 2 goals to his name plus another he scored in the FA Cup.
Bauza has quite a prolific goalscoring record here which seems to go unnoticed a lot of the time, and despite hardly kicking a ball this season, he remains patient and understands Martinez’s decisions, he told the Evening Post:
|‘As a player you want to play from the start, but just being on the pitch is good,’|
‘You have to show in that time that you can play and help the team.
‘I think I can play in the starting XI, either alongside Jason or as the only striker. I think I can do a good job there.
‘But the gaffer knows what’s best. If he decides that putting me on the bench is better for the team, then I accept that.’
Bauza could get a chance tomorrow at home to Doncaster as Jordi Gomez needs a fitness test and Tudur-Jones is a doubt as he has a back problem.
Bauza also praised Gomez:
|‘Jordi is having a great season,’|
‘I knew he was a great player before he came here, but now most teams should want to have him on their side.
‘When you come to a new country you need to adapt, and the best players do that. Jordi is showing his true potential.
‘He has scored a lot of goals and givies us that quality we need. Jordi is very happy with his team-mates and the club.’
‘Everyone in Espanyol knows about Swansea. The press in Spain is following us a lot now. We are a fashion team to them.
‘The Fulham game was on Spanish television and a lot of people there would have watched us playing better than a Premier League team.’