Ki hails fighting spirit
1st January 2015
Ki Sung-Yueng hailed Swansea City's battling spirit following a last-gasp draw against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
The visitors looked to be heading home from West London with nothing to show for their efforts as the game ticked into injury time.
But in a late twist, substitute Wilfried Bony struck a stoppage-time equaliser to cancel out Leroy Fer's opener for the hosts.
It meant the Swans stay ninth in the Premier League table, and Ki was full of praise for his team-mates - including Bony - at the final whistle.
"It was a very tough game," he said. "They are a very physical side but I thought we were in control and created a lot of chances.
"We couldn't quite put them away but the boys didn't give up and we got our reward with a point.
"He (Bony) is a massive player for us - you could see that with his goal right at the end. Hopefully he will stay and we can continue to have a good season.
"He's a top player in this league but we want to move up the table as well."
It was Bony's last game before he heads to the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, while Ki will also be missing for a few weeks as he features for South Korea in the Asia Cup.
"I feel sorry for the boys that I have to leave for a few weeks," he said. "I have to go with the national team but I believe the squad will do well.
"It's going to be a tough competition. Every single game will be a challenge but I'll be trying my best.
"The final is January 31 so I would be back the next day if we were to get that far."