Former South Korean midfielder Park Ji sung says that he expects his home country to become successful once again even though they are struggling right now.
After a disappointing World Cup 2014, the national team appointed Uli Stielike as their new permanent manager in October. After recently becoming the Manchester United ambassador for Asia, the midfielder recently came to this part of the world in order to promote United. South Korea have managed only two victories in the last five matches with most of them being friendlies.
The latest friendly ended in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Iran. Scoring goals has been a major problem for the national team in recent times, but Park Ji sung says that it is just time before the team starts playing well under the new management. He has also highlighted the fact that most of the players in this current setup are young and that consistency suffers as a result of young players. However, he expects these players to start learning from the mistakes that they have made in recent matches. South Korea went out of the World Cup 2014 in a very disappointing fashion after failing to win even a single match. The nation had a huge following in Brazil and most of them returned home with a big disappointment.
“I think the team, on paper, is good enough to contend for the title. I know the players will be under pressure to end the drought, but there are some good young players who have been in fine form. I think they can bring home some positive results. I think it will take some time for the players and the new coach to adjust to each other. So in a way, it may be difficult to win the Asian Cup, and the pressure to win may work against the team,” said Park.