Ki toasts "perfect" night for the Swans
2nd December 2014
Ki Sung-Yueng toasted a "perfect" night at the Liberty after the Swans rose to sixth in the Barclays Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 win over QPR.
The South Korean opened the scoring in the 78th minute - his first goal at the Liberty - before Wayne Routledge doubled the advantage against his former club via his third strike of the campaign.
Victory moved the Swans onto 22 points from 14 games, with Garry Monk's side rising to sixth in the table.
And Ki ranked the performance amongst the best of the campaign so far.
He said: "Today's game was massive for us and it was one of our best performances as a team.
"We were disappointed after the Crystal Palace result as we had played very well but couldn't get the win.
"But today we played very well - both individually and as a team - and got the result we wanted."
The Swans could have opened their lead a lot earlier had it not been for the heroics of QPR keeper Robert Green, who made a string of superb saves for the visitors.
The England international scooped Gylfi Sigurdsson's dipping free-kick off the line along with keeping out Routledge and Bony on a number of occasions.
But Ki's opener, which saw him find the net via the far post thanks to an angled left-footed shot, proved the catalyst for the home win.
"Every time we create a lot of chances, but especially in the first half of today's game we couldn't score," said Ki.
"At half-time the manager said that we had to be patient because the goal will come, maybe in the 90th or even the 92nd minute.
"We had to be patient and we kept creating chances in the second half which the keeper again saved brilliantly.
"But because we remained very patient it allowed us to get two goals.
"Scoring a goal is always a great feeling. I had two options - cross or shoot. It was a little inbetween.
"When I go forward I get chances. Today, with Leon (Britton) sitting brilliantly in front of the back four, I got forward more.
"So it was great for me to score my first goal at the Liberty. It was perfect for me - in front of our fans at home in a crucial game."
Despite their fine start to the campaign, Ki had a word of warning ahead of the Swans' upcoming games with West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.
"It has been an amazing start," he added. "We are sixth in the table but we need to really focus on the next two or three games because if we lose our concentration then we could easily slide down the table.
"We have to prepare mentally and physically, and even give more effort. If we do that then maybe we could go up the table."