Ki wins Young Player of the Month award
By: Laura Brannan on 09 Nov, 2010 00:00
Ki Sung Yueng has been rewarded for his recent good run of form with the Young
Player of the Month award for October.
The 21-year-old has excelled in the central midfield role his own after replacing the injured Scott Brown last month and has since struck up a good partnership with Joe Ledley.
But while Ki’s hard-work was credited with the Clydesdale Bank plaque, the youngster is adamant there is still more to come from him.
“Because our team keeps winning I am satisfied with what I’ve done recently,” he said. “I’m very pleased for the players I play with. This is not the best form of my career though, there is still more to come.
“I didn’t expect this reward, but it’s not just for me. It’s for all the players who have been playing recently and getting the good results, that is why I got it.”
Ki was part of the side which clocked up the 9-0 win on Saturday against Aberdeen and he admitted no one in the team could have envisaged such a convincing scoreline before kick-off.
“It was an unbelievable result, no one expected it,” he continued. “I think our players deserved to win but we didn’t expect 9-0.
“I think, especially in the second-half, we dominated the game and punished them. I’ve never played in a game with that many goals, it was my first experience of 9-0 and it probably won’t happen in my life again.”
And as the Hoops travel to Tynecastle tomorrow (Wednesday) for the next SPL fixture, this time against Hearts, Ki believes the weekend’s result will have greatly helped their confidence.
With so many new faces in the squad this season, gelling, understandably, could be a lengthy progress, but the South Korean has been pleased with the recent good spirit in the dressing room.
“After the Rangers game we had to focus on winning because if we lost any more it would be very hard to catch up.
“We have all been putting in extra effort in training and on the pitch. We won 3-0 and then 9-0 so these results are making us stronger.
“The players know how big a club Celtic is. We have a lot of quality and our team-work is getting much better. As we go through the season we get stronger and that’s why we have been getting so many good results recently.”