Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin has been forced to deny rumours of unrest in the camp following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton.
The pressure is mounting on the Swans following another poor performance that resulted in Saints picking up their first win of the season courtesy of Charlie Austin’s 64th-minute strike, while rumours of unrest do not help.
After last week’s public fall-out with Neil Taylor, having hauled him off before half-time against Chelsea – he was left out of the squad altogether against Saints – this time Ki Sung-yueng reacted angrily to being taken off.
However, Guidolin has dismissed suggestions that all is not well behind the scenes.
“This is not a good attitude,” said the under-pressure Italian. “I have to speak with him.
“I respect all my players, the relationship is important. There is no problem. In this squad I have good guys, good players, there is no problem with the relationship. I can understand it, but it’s not a good situation.
“There is not a problem between me and Neil. In this period I prefer Stephen (Kingsley). I have Angel Rangel as sub and Kyle Naughton can play left or right so I don’t need another left-back in the ranks.”