As the referee blew his whistle at the end of Saturday’s FA Cup final between Manchester United and Chelsea ended, he also called time on the 2006/07 English season.
So what better time to take a quick look at how the English Premier League’s quartet of South Korean football stars have fared?
Park Ji-sung (Manchester United)
Korea’s Premier League pioneer Park has been unlucky.
The midfielder was solid rather than spectacular in his first campaign at Old Trafford and his legion of fans were hopeful he would hit the heights in the second.
He didn’t at first. An ankle injury sustained in September kept him out of action for three months. Upon his return in at the end of the year, the former PSV Eindhoven star started to find his rhythm. As United battled for glory in England and Europe, Park started to add the one thing that had been missing since he joined the club in July 2005 – goals.
Two of them came against Bolton in March. One more was added in the next game against Blackburn which took his return for the season to an impressive five goals in 14 games. That was Park’s last contribution to United’s title https://www.southendformaggio.com/ challenge as the knee ligament damage that he picked up during that game on March 31 necessitated surgery in April and recovery in the summer.
Despite the injuries Park should be pleased with his contribution to the United …