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Park Jisung
Gender Male
Born 1981 02 25
Ethnic South Korean
Job South Korean Footballer
Desc Park Ji-sung is a former South Korean soccer player who played for the British football club Manchester United in the Premier League, as well as for the South Korean national football team

Affiliation

Org South Korea National Team
Club as Player Manchester United

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Park Ji Sung when asked by the club’s official home page which United player he would like to see in the red shirt of the Taeguk Warriors] It has to be Paul Scholes

2017 10 21 Retrieve

[Park Jisung reflects on facing Andrea Pirlo] He was not a big player physically, but his ability in passing, taking free-kicks, shooting from distance, play-making was the best in the world at that time

2018 03 10 Retrieve

[Park Jisung speaks about who he sees as the favourites at Russia 2018] Brazil have been doing very well and Germany are very strong, but it’s a tough question, particularly for this tournament. It will be so exciting to see because it’s very difficult to choose one team as a favourite for this World Cup

2019 05 25 Retrieve

[Park Ji-sung says Son Heung-Min has given hope to ‘all Asian players and fans’ with his performances for Tottenham this season] He is doing an excellent job at the moment for sure. He is developing season by season and he makes the fans to expect even more for the next season. I believe he is giving hopes to all Asian players and fans, and I hope he can go even higher than now.

[That could leave Park as a candidate as who is the best ever Asian player. Instead, he points to Cha Bum-kun, a forward who starred in the Bundesliga in the 70’s and 80’s for Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen] For me, it’s not me, not him, but Cha Bum-kun. We need to wait and see whether Son can surpass Cha in the future. Personally, I hope Son can go even further than Cha because it would mean South Korea keeps producing the best Asian players. For that, I hope Son to get the title of ‘best Asian player ever’ in the future

[Park enjoyed Son’s goals against Man City in the Champions League, saying they were reflective of the player] Personally, I never scored a goal against Man City, and I felt thanks to Son because Man City lost the game. The goals from Son were very much like himself. He was absolutely brilliant

2019 05 25b Retrieve

[Park Ji-sung has praised the football vision of Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] I believe he was the best man for Man Utd at that time. He was interim manager which was a very good option for both the club and Ole because they both have an opportunity. Ole was different in the way he watches football. When he was watching the game from the bench, he was always thinking about ‘how can I change the game when I get into the pitch’. It’s not an easy way of thinking, and I believe it was a perfect attitude for every player.

I believe there was a psychological issue. At the beginning of his time as a manager at Man Utd, there was a strong motivation for finishing top four and also Champions League. But, after they knocked out of the Champions League, and lost a game in the league, they suffered from the pressure. I believe that kind of psychological pressure was hard for the players. About next season, it’s important for Man Utd to support their manager. Supporting the manager to get the players he wants. The quicker, the better, so that new players can spend the pre-season together with the current team

2019 05 25c Retrieve

[Ji-Sung Park outlines worrying psychological issue under Solskjaer] I believe there was a psychological issue. At the beginning of his time as a manager at Man Utd, there was a strong motivation for finishing top four and also Champions League. But, after they knocked out of the Champions League, and lost a game in the league, they suffered from the pressure. I believe that kind of psychological pressure was hard for the players

About next season, it’s important for Man Utd to support their manager. Supporting the manager to get the players he wants. The quicker, the better, so that new players can spend the pre-season together with the current team

He was interim manager which was a very good option for both the club and Ole because they both have an opportunity. Ole was different in the way he watches football. When he was watching the game from the bench, he was always thinking about ‘how can I change the game when I get into the pitch’. It’s not an easy way of thinking, and I believe it was a perfect attitude for every player

2020 03 11 Retrieve

[Park Ji-sung donate to South Korean victims of coronavirus] Although I’m staying in the UK, I’d like to help children who are suffering from the current situation in South Korea due to the severe coronavirus outbreak.