Tuesday, July 05, 2005

“Park Ji-sung, go go!”

Park Ji-Sung (24), the first-ever Korean to sign with Manchester United of the English Premier League, met with Korea Football Association president Chung Mong-joon on July 4 and showed his determination to do his best for Korean soccer’s reputation

It is the best thing to happen to Korean soccer,” Mr Chung said. “Ji-sung’s role is big."

According to Donga News, Mr Chung gave Park a copy of Kim Jeong-san’s novel “Samhanji” saying, “although you will be busy training, I want to give you this book that will help you learn the history of Korea’s three kingdoms period.”

He added, “the Korean people should encourage him so he can play well in England,” then raised his hands and shouted, “Park Ji-sung, go go!”

Park answered, “I will do my best to represent Korean soccer.”