Jordan Ayew spoke this week with Premier League Productions ahead of Crystal Palace's game away to Manchester United, highlighting how hard he and the team have been preparing.
The Ghanian has enjoyed a positive week, netting twice while on international duty against Ethiopia in a 2-0 win for the Black Stars.
He said, "It was my comeback because I haven’t been in the team for a year so I was pleased to go back and make the nation proud. The most important thing for us [Ghana] was to qualify for AFCON and I think we’re almost there. That’s a positive and I’m happy to have scored two goals. I’ll keep working and working and luckily I scored on the internationals so hopefully that continues."
Turning his attention to his club form, Ayew iterated that he is constantly working hard and that he has confidence in himself to be enjoying better results soon.
"I believe in myself and have support from the club, players and gaffer as well. The most important thing for me is to keep working hard and, hopefully, the goals will come. I know I’ll score so I’m not worried at all.
"I work hard and my performances have been good but I have not been decisive and they [the club] brought me here to score. I’ll keep working and I know I need to score goals and make things happen."
Looking ahead to Saturday's game, the forward remarked that his team must stay focussed and be up for the challenge.
"The most important thing for us is to focus on ourselves. Any team that comes, we prepare for the challenge. And Saturday will be a big challenge. We’ll try and get something out of that game.
"The Premier League is the best league in the world and every weekend is a tough challenge. We just need to focus on ourselves and try to keep up the performances we’ve been putting in over the past few games.
"We are working hard in training, doing our best to improve on all aspects. It’s still early in the season so the most important thing for us is to keep focussed, continue working hard and we’ll see what happens in May. But we have great players and quality staff as well.
"It’s a good opportunity for us and a good challenge."