'Brighton's massive - but we must stay patient'

30th October 2017
First team

Ki Sung-Yueng has warned the Swans that they must perform for a full 90 minutes if they are to secure a much-needed victory over Brighton on Saturday.

Chris Hughton will bring his newly-promoted Seagulls to the Liberty Stadium to face a Swans side looking to turn their home form on its head after four league defeats from five in SA1 this season.

And Ki reckons Paul Clement’s men must deliver throughout this weekend’s game, not just in patches, if they are to get a win on the board.

“We played well in the first half against both Manchester United and Arsenal,” the midfielder said. “It was much better.

“We will take confidence from those games, despite the defeats, but we have to maintain our performance for 90 minutes because football matches don’t last just 45 minutes.

“It’s going to be a massive game for us going into the international break, but we must remain patient and play good football. We can’t afford to hurry the game and play long balls.

“We have to control the game because we want to play a lot better in front of our own fans.”

Ki is confident that if the Swans perform as well as he believes they can, the Jack Army will be right behind them all the way.

“Of course there’s pressure because we haven’t won enough games at home this season,” he added.

“The fans must be frustrated, but if we perform better and win the game then the fans will be right behind us.

“When we were in trouble last season, the fans were with us all the way, especially the last six or seven games. They were amazing and it gave the boys a lot of confidence.

“Now we need another helping hand from the fans and I’m sure they will stay with us.”