Ki Sung-Yueng is keen to get underway again with Swansea City
30th July 2014
Ki Sung-Yueng is hoping to prove himself all over again at Swansea City as he looks forward to a new campaign at the club.
The South Korean spent the majority of last season on loan at Sunderland as he played a key role in helping the Black Cats avoid relegation along with reaching the Capital One Cup final.
Ki has only recently returned to the Swans having taken a short break after playing in all three of his nation's World Cup campaign in Brazil.
The 25-year-old midfielder started the 4-0 friendly win over Plymouth before featuring for an hour in the 2-0 victory in Exeter on Tuesday night.
And he revealed he is keen to prove he can play a big part in Garry Monk's plans this season.
"It's good to be back," said Ki. "After the World Cup I had three weeks off before I joined up with the team.
"Now I want to get as fit as I can so I can prove myself in the team.
"It was a very good time for me at Sunderland. I showed that I can help the team, so I hope to do that at Swansea.
"There is always competition for a position here - that goes for every player.
"If you play well then you will play, if not you will be on the bench or not involved, but I will push myself as hard as I can.
"Everyone in this team has great quality. Every season Swansea get stronger and stronger.
"With the mix of new players along with the players here last year, it will be a good balance."
The Swans' latest pre-season victory came via goals from Bafetimbi Gomis and youngster Josh Sheehan.
The 2-0 win at Exeter saw Monk utilise 21 players, and Ki revealed the squad gained a lot from the test against the League Two club.
"It was our second game (since returning from America) and I think we are getting closer to 100 per cent," he added.
"It's not perfect yet but we are getting better and better."