The Qatar World Cup is 100 days away.

Ji-sung Park, the 'eternal captain' of Korean football, said in an interview with SBS that he cheered on his juniors, saying that he should win the first game against Uruguay.

Correspondent Ha Seong-ryong.


Ji-sung Park, who wrote a new history in the quarterfinals and away round of 16 by winning the first leg in all three World Cups, emphasized that Qatar must also win the first leg with Uruguay.

[Park Ji-Sung/Park Ji-Sung Foundation Chairman: (If we win the first match), we will be able to relieve the confidence and anxiety that we can get, and the part that we can do by continuing the momentum…

I think this is the best scenario.]

He hoped that his juniors would pay back for his pain of losing to Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

[Park Ji-Sung/Park Ji-Sung Foundation Chairman: I think it will be a good 'gift' to get rid of my bad memories.]

It was written in the tactics of coach Bento, who only adhered to the 'rear build-up', saying he would experience stronger pressure at the World Cup .

I also made a sound.

[Park Ji-Sung/Park Ji-Sung Foundation Chairman: I don't think Bento will change his philosophy or play style.

It is a part where you have to think about how to break through the pressure, and you need to prepare a way to attack the opponent efficiently ()]

However, the experience of more than half of the best 11 Europeans such as Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae is a big strength. I expected it to be.

[Park Ji-Sung/Park Ji-Sung Foundation Chairman: If we have never faced (world stars) and fought against them on the big stage of the World Cup, these (juniors) have already experienced them through competition, so they are much more helpful in terms of confidence. It could be.]

Above all, I sincerely wished for the success of Son Heung-min's World Cup challenge, which ended in tears, with a smile.

[Park Ji-Sung/Park Ji-Sung Foundation Chairman: I am also very happy and looking forward to it because I am confident that the World Cup will show what we expected.]

(Video coverage: Gong Jin-goo, video editing: Oh Young-taek, CG: Choi Ha-neul)