Ki sets new target after breaking record
6th March 2015
Ki Sung-Yueng has set his sights on his next personal goal after becoming the highest-scoring South Korean in a single Barclays Premier League campaign.
The midfielder netted his sixth goal of the season in Wednesday night's 3-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, beating Park Ji-Sung's previous best of five for Manchester United set in the 2006/07 and 2010/11 campaigns.
And the South Korea captain now wants to beat his best scoring tally of seven in a season set during the 2011/12 campaign while the 26-year-old was at Celtic.
"I always try to score a goal, but I also just try to work harder and harder every single game and if an opportunity comes then I try and take it," said Ki.
"I want to push on and score more goals, not just for myself but for the team. We have ten games to go and that is enough for me to try and get more than seven.
"I'll just try and push myself in every game, but I also want us to try and finish as high up the table as possible.
"Of course its nice that I have scored the most goals for a South Korean in a season, but the goal against Tottenham didn't mean much because we lost."
The Swans now have a ten-day break ahead of the visit of Liverpool on March 16, and Ki insists his team-mates won't be dwelling on their setback at White Hart Lane.
"Tottenham is never an easy place to go and play, and I think we did well in the first half," he said. "But we conceded two quick goals after half time and that allowed them to control the game.
"There were periods in the game where we did well and created a few chances, but we don't need to think about this game now.
"We want to keep going forward and look ahead to Liverpool at home."