South Korean football legend Park Ji-sung showed his supports for the national team players before two crucial matches in the 2018 World Cup qualification.
Reported by Yonhap News, the former South Korea international said that his successors should overcome the pressure to earn good results in upcoming qualifiers against Iran on 31 August and Uzbekistan five days later.
“In this situation, the players will feel heavy pressure,” Park said in an interview conducted by the Korea Football Association (KFA). “But if they’re national team players, they need to overcome the pressure and show their abilities.”
Moreover, the 36-year-old midfielder also asked for more support from fans.
“Football fans can criticize the national team considering the results and performances that it showed, and the players are not free from this situation,” he said.
“However, I hope fans can cheer for our national team and give them support at least in those two matches.”
South Korea are currently occupying the second spot in group A of the 2018 World Cup qualification in Asia, seven points behind Iran, who have already qualified, and one point ahead of Uzbekistan.