Ki Sung-Yueng eyeing Europa League campaign with Swansea City
KI Sung-Yueng is eyeing a return to Europe as Swansea City count down to next month's Capital One Cup final with Bradford.
The South Korean midfielder is one of only a handful of players in Michael Laudrup's squad to have previously been involved in a continental campaign.
He has featured for Celtic in the Champions League and Europa League and turned down another crack at Europe by signing for Swansea last summer.
Now the 24-year-old is keen to get back to that grand stage with his new club.
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"I decided not to stay at Celtic and play in the Champions League so it would be a nice reward for me to come to Swansea and also play European football next season," said Ki.
"It's always a great experience to play in competitions like the Champions League or the Europa League.
"I've enjoyed it in the past. It's a big experience and I hope my team-mates get to sample it too if we win at Wembley."
Swansea have previously qualified for Europe by winning the Welsh Cup.
But Welsh teams playing in the English system have seen that route blocked since 1995.
Swansea's last European adventure came in 1991 when they were thumped 10-1 over two legs by AS Monaco in the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup.
Now they have the opportunity of more glamour games after a semi-final victory over Chelsea set up a meeting with Bradford.
"It's an amazing feeling to get to Wembley and reach a cup final," said Ki.
"We did brilliantly in both legs of the tie against Chelsea, especially in the second half of the second leg where we dominated the game. We're very satisfied.
"It's a big, massive present for me to get through to the final because it was also my 24th birthday on Thursday.
"It will be a huge moment in my career to play at Wembley.
"If we win the final it will be huge for everyone. The club, the fans, the players and me.
"We will try our very best to win the League Cup. We have done very well this season so I hope we can keep it going."
The final will see the likes of Ashley Williams, Nathan Dyer and Leon Britton return to the venue where they won promotion to the Premier League in May 2011.
For Ki it is another opportunity to shine in a showpiece.
The former FC Seoul man scored and was named man of the match as Celtic beat Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final two years ago.
"I'm looking forward to playing in another final," added the £5.5 million signing.
"I played for Celtic in the Scottish Cup final, we won and I scored. It would be nice to do the same thing again.
"It will be a fantastic occasion. We want to win the game, but we have to be careful against Bradford.
"It won't be an easy game for us because they have already beaten three Premier League teams.
"We won't take them lightly."
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard has been charged by the Football Association over his clash with Swansea ball boy Charlie Morgan.
The Belgian was set to receive a three-game ban after being sent off in his side's Capital One Cup semi-final match at the Liberty on Wednesday.
But that suspension now looks likely to be increased.