Winning goal a perfect Christmas present for Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng
26th December 2015
Ki Sung-Yueng insisted his winning goal proved the perfect Christmas present as the Swans climbed out of the bottom three with victory over West Brom.
The South Korean's close-range strike proved the difference as he pounced the rebound from Angel Rangel's shot, which hit the post before keeper Boaz Myhill failed to gather the loose.
And the 26-year-old was delighted to get his first goal of the season.
"It was a great Christmas present. It has been a long time coming, but I was desperate to score," said Ki.
"It was not a beautiful goal but it was a great goal for me because I chased it down and never gave up.
"I am happy to get my first goal of the season and I hope to score more over the next few games."
Ki's ninth-minute goal moved the Swans out of the bottom three, with caretaker-manager Alan Curtis celebrating his first win in charge.
And Ki underlined the importance of picking up three points and building on that victory ahead of Monday's trip to Crystal Palace.
"It was a massive game for us today and a great three points," he added. "Our season must start now - this win will give us more confidence as we head into our next three games.
"Wins give us confidence, which is something we have been lacking the last ten games.
"Despite the poor run of form we believe in each other. We know we have quality to do well in the league.
"We need to show to the fans from now on that we are good enough to be safe in the league.
"We need to continue our good performances against Crystal Palace on Monday and make sure we maintain our unbeaten run."