'I will do all I can to help the team'

10th January 2018
First team

Ki Sung-Yueng has declared himself fit to play a part against Newcastle United this weekend as Swansea City go in search of points at St James’ Park.

Ki has missed the Swans’ last six games after picking up a calf injury a month ago.

But the midfielder is hoping to make a first appearance under new boss Carlos Carvalhal on Saturday having returned to training at the start of the week.

And Ki believes the Swans have the ability to follow up victory at Watford in their last away Premier League game with another success on Tyneside.

“It’s a big game for us at Newcastle,” he said.

“It will be tough, but we have to get points. If I get to play, I will do all I can to help the team as much as I can.

“We can go there and win, but we have to be careful. We cannot always go forward and end up losing the game.

“I think the boys have done really well in the last few games. They have all made sacrifices for the team and now we have to maintain the standard against Newcastle.”

Ki has had some misfortune with injuries this season, having missed the first two months of the campaign following a summer knee operation.

Having returned to action in October, he racked up 11 appearances before suffering another fitness setback.

“I had an operation in the summer, then I came back and felt stronger and played some games,” Ki added.

“Then I was unlucky to get injured. But now I feel good, the same as before. Hopefully I can play some part this weekend.

“I feel good and I am looking to play under the new manager. It is up to him to make the decision on whether I am involved.”