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Two faces of Carvalhal have Swans flying again, reveals goal hero Ki

Swansea 1-0 Burnley

Ki Sung-yueng celebrates
Ki Sung-yueng celebrates

By Phil Blanche

Ki Sung-yueng has revealed how the "two faces" of Carlos Carvalhal have inspired Swansea's Premier League safety push.

Swansea continued their remarkable renaissance with a 1-0 home win over Burnley on Saturday, Ki striking late on from 20 yards to claim his first goal since May 2016.

Incredibly, Swansea's 14 points in Carvalhal's seven games in charge eclipse the 13 that the Portuguese's predecessor Paul Clement managed in the first 20.

"He is a great gentleman and very witty," Ki said of former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carvalhal, whose colourful metaphors have brought a sense of fun to the league.

"When you feel some tension, he will tell one of his stories that makes us laugh. But when we have to get down to business he becomes very serious. He says he has an 'A' face and a 'B' face, so when we have a laugh it's great. But when we have to work we also concentrate."

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