Players mainstay of South Korea (ROK) and Manchester United, Park Ji-Sung, was the 2011 Asian Cup this time most memorable for him. Because, this will be his last appearance to defend South Korea and he sure can bring his country champion.
"This year's Asian Cup is really special to me. I say so because this is my last appearance (along with the national team, Red)," said 29-year player.
Park added, "I know, South Korea has never won the Asian Cup since 1960. But now everything changed. I promised to bring South Korea's won this time."
Park also commented on the presence of Australia which he said is the toughest opponent in the Asian Cup.
"We are in Group C along with Australia, Bahrain, and India. However, it is definitely our toughest opponent is Australia. They have players who play in the European continent. Of course it would be difficult for us," he said.
"But I emphasize if our team was not afraid at all. The target we're champions. We've prepared as best as possible. I'm sure can win it this time," the South Korean national team's captain.
South Korea is scheduled to meet with "The Socceroos' on 14 January. Previously, they had to face Bahrain on Monday (1/10/2011) and India on January 18.
However, South Korea's somewhat disturbed by the bad news following the injury of their key players, Park Chu-Young who hit a knee injury after defending AS Monaco advanced to face Sochaux in Ligue 1. (FIFA) Source:: kompas.com