Swansea City's Roland Lamah shrugs off offside call as he looks for starting place
ROLAND Lamah has vowed to put his West Brom disappointment to one side as he aims to score for real in Swansea City colours.
The recent arrival from Osasuna came off the bench at the Hawthorns on Saturday and looked to have registered a late leveller when he found the net with time running out.
But the effort was controversially ruled out for offside, despite the fact Lamah received the ball after it had deflected off defender Gareth McAuley and goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Swansea were left seething by the decision that denied them a point in the Midlands.
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Lamah was the most irked at seeing his maiden Swansea strike chalked off, but is aiming to make amends by netting again in the near future.
"My goal should have stood. I was onside and the referee was wrong," said the winger.
"I said to him I was onside. It came off the defender, the goalkeeper and then me. Normally it's a goal. It was his decision and I accept it.
"If we had drawn the game it would have been good for us, but West Brom are a strong team at home.
"A draw would have been a perfect point for us. Two-one is not so good, but this is football.
"It would have been my first Swansea goal, but hopefully it will happen next time.
"I'm new to the club. I haven't played many games to score or play well.
"I hope my performance will help me get into the team.
"I will try to do my best in the next game."
Swansea went ahead as former West Brom man Luke Moore scored against his former club.
But combative striker Romelu Lukaku equalised for Steve Clarke's side and then missed a penalty before a Jonathan de Guzman own goal put West Brom in front.
"We know that Lukaku hits the penalty to the right side and Michel made a good save," said Lamah.
"We saw on the TV that he always opens his foot. I thought Michel would save it.
"I know Lukaku from Belgium. He is a very good, young and strong player.
"He has good qualities. He is one of the best young players in the Premier League. Every week he scores and plays well."
Swansea will aim to put last weekend's defeat behind them when Arsenal visit the Liberty on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger's side have a midweek Champions League clash with Bayern Munich to contend with before that match and Lamah has stressed the importance of returning to winning ways.
"Next week we play at home and we will try to win," he said.
"Arsenal will want to win and of course, it helps us that they play in the Champions League on Wednesday, but they are a big team with a lot of players.
"Arsenal will be a difficult game, but playing at home is good for us.
"The fans will be behind us and it's a good game. It's important for us to score very quickly."