As we take a break from Premier League action, Swansea City’s international superstars are gearing up for national duty.
Swansea’s dynamic midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is ready to make a 13,000 mile round trip as he leaves South Wales to link-up with his nation for their qualifier in Kuwait, before flying to Korea for a friendly match with Jamaica.
The ‘Korean Gerrard’ has been putting in a real shift for his club and country this term after coming back from an early injury setback at the start of the campaign. Ki, who skippers his national team, told Swansea City’s official website that it’s a “massive honour” to play for and captain South Korea. He said;
“I have flown around the world playing for South Korea – this time it’s to Kuwait and then to Korea. It’s always a massive honour to play for your country. Being captain, too, is an even greater honour.”
After the international break, Garry Monk’s Swans host Mark Hughes’ Stoke City. Despite Swansea failing to win in the last four Premier League outings, Ki remains confident that the Swans can push up the Premier League table. The 26-year-old added;
“We’ve made a decent start in the league, but we can do better. This season I think we have more quality in the squad, so we can push on and move up the table.
“Our next game against Stoke will be crucial for us. Winning that will give us a lot of confidence and use that result to use as a platform to move up the table.”