It has been 2 years since Park Ji-sung last played in a competitive game, but the midfielder looks as athletic as ever.
He is currently working as an ambassador for Manchester United. Although he is not participating on the pitch as before, this does not prevent Park Ji-sung from giving his opinion on football matters.
He said that South Korea had been handed a tough draw when it comes to the World Cup qualifiers. Indeed they have been drawn with a group comprising of Iran, China, Uzbekistan, Qatar and Syria. South Korea will be looking to participate in their 9th successive World Cup, but Park Ji-sung believes that this will be difficult.
He said that the other teams found in the group are among the best in Asian football and that the South Korea team will have to be at their best if they want to make it to the finals. He said that South Korea had already played against Iran and Uzbekistan in the past, and it was by no means an easy match. He said that this is not an easy group and that the South Korean team should be ready for a fight if they want to qualify.
However, he believes that South Korea has always performed well in World Cup qualifiers and that he thinks that they will overcome these challenges. He said that they have a good manager in UliStielike and that he is building a competitive team for the future.
He believes that the South Korean team have some good players, but they need to work more together so as to develop a team spirit. He said that there is no shortcut for success and that each player should be ready to give their best on the pitch if they want to succeed.