Swansea City's Michael Laudrup: 'Pressure is off Wilfried Bony'

New Swansea signing Wilfried Bony makes his debut against Reading on July 27, 2013
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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup insists that the pressure is off striker Wilfried Bony after he scored twice against Malmo on Thursday night.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has admitted that it was important for striker Wilfried Bony to make an instant impact at the club.

Bony scored twice during Swansea's 4-0 victory over Malmo on Thursday night, and Laudrup has insisted that the pressure has been lifted off the Ivory Coast international.

The 49-year-old told the South Wales Evening Post: "For every forward, it's important to score — they all want goals even if they don't say it.

"You know when he has a price tag like that — every time you mention his name' you say the cost — so it's important to score goals."

The 24-year-old was signed for £12m from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

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