TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has admitted he was a Manchester United fan as a child due to South Korean icon Park Ji-sung.
Park, now 40, performed greater than 200 video games for the Crimson Devils between 2005 and 2012 to assist Sir Alex Ferguson’s aspect obtain appreciable success.
Park Ji-sung received loads of medals at Manchester UnitedCredit score: Bradley Ormesher – The Occasions
Son Heung-min is but to win a serious honour at membership degree
“He’s a nationwide hero. In Korea additionally they might say he has two hearts. He’s a nationwide hero for me. He’s an excellent pal of mine.
“He provided to the gamers from South Korea [the way to play], he gave us hope and the chance.
“It’s not easy, you know, he was the first one that played in the Premier League. So I was supporting United, but I can’t now!”
Park was an integral a part of Fergie’s final nice Man Utd staff, profitable 4 Prem titles and the Champions League in 2008, amongst different trophies.
He additionally helped South Korea attain the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2002 on residence soil – their greatest efficiency within the competitors thus far.
In addition to Man Utd, Park performed for Japanese aspect Kyoto Purple Sanga, Queens Park Rangers and PSV Eindhoven throughout his illustrious profession.
Like Park, Son is extensively thought to be the best South Korean participant of his era however is but to emulate his unimaginable success at membership degree.
The ahead has received loads of particular person honours however hasn’t lifted a serious trophy with Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen or present aspect Tottenham.
Son definitely believes he can win silverware at Spurs after signing a new four-year deal to remain on the North London membership in July.
His resolution was slammed by ex-Tottenham star Danny Murphy, who’s questioned his desire to lift trophies.
Son missed the staff’s current 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace with a calf injury and is in a race to be match for his or her subsequent sport towards Chelsea on Sunday.
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