Ki confident Swans can bounce back
6th November 2015
Ki Sung-Yueng believes self belief will be a key factor in helping the Swans meet their high expectations this season.
Garry Monk's side head to Norwich City on Saturday knowing victory could see them return to the top half of the Barclays Premier League table.
A cruel 3-0 home defeat to Arsenal last time out saw the Swans slip to 13th, but South Korea captain Ki insists the squad have the key qualities to bounce back in style at Carrow Road.
"The expectations this season are higher than last season," said Ki, who is among the nominees for the South East Asian player of the year award.
"We started this season very well, but then struggled a little bit after the international break. But every team has a period like that.
"Sometimes we don't win despite playing good football and dominating the game.
"But we don't need to worry about that because we believe in each other and know the quality we have. Now it's about getting a result to move back up the table."
The Swans face a Norwich team that has lost its last four games, with Alex Neil's side without a win in six.
But Ki is wary of the threat the home side possess, adding: "They have not won for a while, so they need some victories to rise up the table and they will look at a home game against Swansea as an opportunity to do that.
"That's why this game could be more difficult than Arsenal.
"If we don't hit the levels of performance that we expect and let them play, then we will have a very difficult time."