Ki Sung-yueng has never been a big goalscorer in his career and in his 180 Premier League appearances he has made so far – he has scored 15 goals with 10 assists.
Ki probably expected that he would play more alongside Jonjo Shelvey once he joined Newcastle.
They had played well during one season when Swansea finished 8th top.
But since December both have been out of the team and are struggling to get back as starters in the side.
Newcomer Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden played well together until Sean was injured and the local lad is now out for the rest of the season.
And Isaac Hayden has said recently he expects to leave Newcastle in the summer and he may well end up at Brighton on the south coast for next season.
Ki Sung-yueng – wants to socre more goals
Ki has been interviewed, and he talks about his team-mate Shelvey.
This is some of what he has said in the Chronicle:
“Everybody knows how good he is.” “He has very good quality to help the team.”
“I know there’s a little thing on injuries with Shelvey because he missed some games.”
“Now he’s fit and now he can play, he can help the team any time.”
“There’s a lot of competition and we have a lot of players in the middle.”
“Every single training session and game we give our best and the manager picks the team.”
And here are Ki’s thoughts on scoring more goals for Newcastle – he has yet to get off the mark on Tyneside after 15 appearances this season:
“Everyone wants to score goals.” “I haven’t done that yet.”
“Hopefully it comes before the end of the season and I’ll be very happy.”
“Football can be difficult.” “Even if you play well and you don’t score it becomes more difficult.”
“We want to play well and want to win games.”
“We had a lot of attempts in the last game but we need to keep concentrating.”
Mo Diame is fit again, and it may be that Diame starts alongside Isaac Hayden in central midfield tomorrow night and that both Ki and Shelvey are on the bench.
It’s a game we need to take something out of – but fans aren’t too confident.