Tottenham star Son Heung-min reveals he was secret MAN UTD fan as kid because of South Korea cult hero Park Ji-sung
TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has admitted he was a Manchester United fan as a kid because of South Korean icon Park Ji-sung.
Park, now 40, carried out bigger than 200 video video video games for the Red Devils between 2005 and 2012 to assist Sir Alex Ferguson’s aspect get maintain of appreciable success.
When requested by Pro:Direct who he supported as a teen, Son, 29, revealed: “Manchester United because clearly Ji-sung was having enjoyable with.
“He’s a nationwide hero. In Korea furthermore they could say he has two hearts. He’s a nationwide hero for me. He’s an necessary pal of mine.
“He supplied to the avid players from South Korea [the way to play], he gave us hope and the prospect.
“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 half of Fergie’s closing good Man Utd workforce, worthwhile 4 Prem titles and the Champions League in 2008, amongst utterly completely different trophies.
He furthermore helped South Korea attain the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2002 on dwelling soil – their greatest effectivity all through the rivals to date.
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As efficiently as Man Utd, Park carried out for Japanese aspect Kyoto Purple Sanga, Queens Park Rangers and PSV Eindhoven all by way of his illustrious profession.
Like Park, Son is extensively regarded as the perfect South Korean participant of his interval nonetheless is nevertheless to emulate his unimaginable success at membership stage.
The ahead has obtained tons of particular specific particular person honours nonetheless hasn’t lifted a giant trophy with Hamburg, Bayer Leverkusen or present aspect Tottenham.
Son actually believes he can win silverware at Spurs after signing a mannequin new four-year deal to remain on the North London membership in July.
His choice was slammed by ex-Tottenham star Danny Murphy, who’s questioned his want to carry trophies.
Son missed the workforce’s current 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace with a calf harm and is in a race to be match for his or her subsequent sport in course of Chelsea on Sunday.