Eder keen for more game-time after Bournemouth appearance
Eder - Dimitris Legakis/Zing Picture Agency

Swansea City's Eder has told the South Wales Evening Post that he is keen to earn more playing time in Wales after earning his first start at the weekend.

Following that appearance, the striker said that he always wants to play, but he knows that "it's the gaffer's decision" and he just has to keep working hard so he can play more games.

Eder stated that he had to “adjust to the rhythm” because he hadn’t been playing, but it was good and he’s looking for more minutes and working hard for that.

Missed opportunities

The former Braga striker was named in the starting lineup against Bournemouth, following Bafetimbi Gomis’ run of nine games without a goal, but was unable to capitalise on his opportunity as he only had one shot, that was comfortably saved, before being subbed off after 73 minutes.

The Portuguese international is yet to open his account for Swansea following a £5 million move in the summer, but he has played less than 200 minutes for the club since his arrival.

Eder has confidence in his abilities though, as he said: "I need to play a few games, but I will try to show my best as soon as possible."

Swansea’s uphill task

With manager Garry Monk under pressure, the decision of picking his starting striker will be looked at very closely.

Neither Eder nor Gomis have impressed recently, but the Frenchman has a history of scoring against the bigger teams, netting against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the past.

Monk will be praying that his strikers find their form against Liverpool, and despite just one win in 10 games, Eder is confident that the team can turn their fortunes around.

Though he said that it's "difficult when you don't win," the team will work hard to get good results and keep Swansea in a place that they deserve to be.