Ki: Swans in seventh heaven

4th March
First team

Ki Sung-Yueng is loving life at the Liberty after Swansea City made it seven straight victories on their own patch.

Win No. 7 was a thumping 4-1 success against West Ham yesterday which saw the Swans jump five places up the Premier League table.

Carlos Carvalhal’s men have also seen off Wolves, Liverpool, Arsenal, Notts County, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday in a sparkling sequence of results.

It is the club’s best run of home results since they won eight in a row at Vetch Field back in 2004-05.

And Ki said: “Since the new manager came in, we’ve started to play much better at home.

“We struggled at the start of the season and the fans were disappointed. I felt responsible for that.

“But now we are showing more desire in our performance. Hopefully, we can maintain this winning mentality at home.

“We had to react well after losing against Brighton last week and we did that.

“Every single game is a cup final for us and we were brilliant.

“It was a big result for us, but we must keep fighting until the last game of the season.”

Ki got the ball rolling against the Hammers, steering home his second goal in three league games having gone 21 months without finding the target.

“It’s a great time for me to be scoring goals and to keep helping the team,” he added.

“In every game I try to give 100 per cent. Hopefully now we can stay in the Premier League.”