Ki Sung-yueng Upsets Coach with 'Bad Attitude'

  • By Seok Nam-jun

    September 20, 2016 09:45

    Ki Sung-yueng

    Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City has been butting heads with new manager Francesco Guidolin ever since he replaced Garry Monk in December.

    The footballers souring relationship with Guidolin has become more evident as Ki's lack of playing time has sparked rumors that he could possibly leave the team.

    This tension was visible in Sunday's away match against Southampton in the English Premier League when Ki was substituted in the 66th minute and he refused to shake hands with the manager in a sign of protest.

    "This is not a good attitude, I will have to speak to him," Guidolin said after the match.

    The local media, including BBC, said the incident was similar to one a week ago when defender Neil Taylor strongly protested as he was substituted during a match against Chelsea.

    "I respect all my players but the relationship between them and me is very important," Guidolin said. "There is no problem with respect between me and the players, in this squad I have found good guys and good players."

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