Swansea star Ki Sung-yueng believes he was right to snub Sunderland

Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is glad he snubbed the chance to join Sunderland permanently.

Swansea City came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, having fallen behind to a first half Jermain Defoe strike.

The equaliser came in the second half for the Swans, with midfielder Ki Sung-yueng heading the ball home from close range and earn a point.

The South Korean international spent last season on loan with Sunderland, and came back to haunt the Black Cats with his diving header.

The 26-year-old made his name with Celtic before his 2012 move to South Wales, but played 34 times for Sunderland during a loan spell last season having fallen out of favour under his former boss Michael Laudrup.

Sunderland wanted to sign the midfielder on a full-time basis last summer according to the player himself, but he told The Mirror that he believes he made the right decision in remaining with Swansea rather than moving up to the North East permanently.

"I had to choose Swansea or Sunderland, but I think Swansea is a better team," said Ki. "Swansea play better football. Swansea has better players to be fair, that’s why we are higher up in the table.

"And this season it is the same, even though Wilfried Bony is gone and we have some new players. Maybe they need the time to settle. I am really happy to be in the squad, to play for Swansea and this is a great time to play with these guys next to me," he added.

After snubbing a move to the Stadium of Light, Ki signed a new and improved four-year contract, and has become a key member of Garry Monk's side this term.

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