Ki targets goals for Swansea next season

The former Celtic man failed to score for the Swans last term but, after hitting the back of the net in a pre-season friendly win over FC Gravenzande, wants to improve his record
Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is desperate to end his goalscoring drought for the club.

The 24-year joined the Welsh outfit last term for £5.5 million from Scottish Premier League champions Celtic, for whom he scored seven goals in his final season.

Ki failed to score in 38 outings for the Swans, but after netting in Swansea's 2-0 pre-season win over FC Gravenzande earlier in July and wants to repeat the feat in a competitive match.

"There are a lot of games this season and everyone is going to be hard for us," Ki told the South Wales Evening Post.

"Hopefully I can score my first goal, it would be great if I scored. I need to score this season - that is my target - and if I can I want to score more.

"At Celtic I scored some goals. I haven't set myself a total, just when I have a chance I want to do my best. But it's not easy to score when I have to play so deep."

Swansea will face either Malmo or Hibernian in the third round of Europa League qualifying, the Swans' first taste of European football, and Ki revealed that his team are raring to go no matter who they play.

"We just want to play so it doesn't matter who it is. We just want to show what we're about," he added.

"We've had some good practice in pre-season so hopefully things will go well. We don't care who we play. It won't be an easy game whoever we get. Every game is hard.

"Whether we play Hibernian or Malmo, we'll just try our best. I know because I was in Scotland that Hibernian may be a bit noisier."