Ki keen on rewarding fans
KI Sung-Yueng has revealed Swansea City will be backed by a legion of fans watching the Capital One Cup final on television in South Korea.
The 24-year-old is a major celebrity in his homeland, and his switch from Celtic to South Wales in August brought Swansea many new admirers.
Ki gets way more fan mail than anyone else in the Swansea squad and many of his followers will be glued to footage of Sunday's showpiece. "I've had a lot of messages from fans in Korea, wishing the team all the best," he said.
"They will all be watching the final on TV — they want to see us lift the trophy for the first time, so hopefully we can do that on Sunday.
"Our fans make a huge amount of noise at the Liberty and also the away stadiums, so it will be amazing to hear them at Wembley for the final."
Ki is one of a handful of Swansea players to have already featured in a cup final.
The former FC Seoul youngster scored Celtic's first goal when they recorded a 3-0 Scottish Cup final win over Motherwell two years ago.
"When it comes to cup finals I suppose there can be mixed emotions," he said.
"It was great to win the Scottish Cup with Celtic, especially as I scored the opening goal.
"The atmosphere was amazing that day, and it is a brilliant feeling to win a trophy.
"But when you lose a final, it would be horrible. You never want to experience that.
"We have a chance to become the first team in Swansea City's history to win a major trophy and that adds even more incentive for us.
"We know how much it means to the supporters, and we want to win the trophy for them."