Make the most of home double-header, says Ki
27th November 2014
Ki Sung-Yueng has called on the Swans to maintain their fine home form in order to complement their promising start to the Barclays Premier League campaign.
The Swans face a home double-header in the league as they host Crystal Palace on Saturday before Queens Park Rangers visit the Liberty on Tuesday night.
Garry Monk's side has been hugely impressive at SA1 this season, picking up 13 points from six matches on home soil with only leaders Chelsea and second-placed Southampton boasting better records.
With a quarter of the season gone, the Swans sit in seventh place ahead of the forthcoming fixtures at the Liberty.
And Ki believes the Swans must take the opportunity of building on their early form.
"The next two games are massive for us because we want to build on the good work we have put in so far this season," said the South Korean midfielder.
"They are both at home, which means it's vitally important that we put on a performance and get the results our fans deserve.
"We know we are capable of winning both games, but on the other hand we know how dangerous both Crystal Palace and QPR are. So they are games in which we can't be anything other than at our best.
"It doesn't matter in this league where the opposition are in the table. It's a really tough division.
"But we target the home games as matches we should win regardless of the opposition. That's the pressure we put on ourselves.
"The fans create an amazing atmosphere and always do their bit, so it's up to us to play our part - that's playing good football and winning matches."
The Swans went down to their first defeat in four league games last weekend following a 2-1 loss at Manchester City despite Wilfried Bony's opener.
But Ki insisted the atmosphere within the squad has been positive as they prepare for the home double-header.
"When you are playing against the top clubs it's very difficult because they spend a lot of money on the top players," added Ki.
"But we were disappointed to lose at Manchester City because we took the lead and we played well.
"In our post-match meeting we identified where we played well and also where we need to improve, so hopefully that will come through in the games coming up."