Ki ‘angry’ at Swansea failings

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng admits that he is frustrated by the club's continued failings, which have placed the Welsh side in the relegation zone.

The Swans have gone without a win in their last seven Premier League games, losing five of those, leading to manager Garry Monk getting the sack, with Alan Curtis installed as caretaker.

"You saw in the last two games we played well, we have performed better," said the South Korea international. "Players have confidence so we are not worried about the situation.

"Of course, the fans may worry but we believe in each other and know there's quality in the team. Personally, I am very angry with myself that we are 18th. It is not for us and it is a difficult feeling.

"If the team is not good enough we accept it but we have really good players, we did so well last season."

The Welsh side managed an impressive eighth-place finish under Monk last season, and 12th the campaign before, and Ki says that the club are waiting for the ideal candidate to replace the former centre-back.

"The chairman said it doesn't have to be a rush because we need someone to really understand the Swansea philosophy and who can make the team better," he added. "But we can't waste any more time, we need three points from the next game."

The manager-less Swans return to Premier League action on Boxing Day, when they will face West Brom at Liberty Stadium.