Asian Cup 2011 Exclusive: We Don’t Fear Anyone - South Korea’s Park Ji-Sung

Park Ji-Sung claims that South Korea are not afraid of facing anyone in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup.
It was just one goal that made the difference between Australia and South Korea in Group C of the Asian Cup 2011 as the Socceroos topped their section which will set up a quarter-final clash between the Taegeuk Warriors and Iran.

Park Ji-Sung, the skipper of the Korean team, declared that his side don’t have any reason to worry about who their opponents will be in the next round.

“It was our goal to be in the next round and we have done that. We are not afraid of anyone. Iran are one of the strongest teams in the tournament.

“We just need to believe in ourselves to win the Asian Cup,” the 29-year-old told

Having picked up two wins over Bahrain and India and a draw against Australia, the Red Devils gave a decent account of themselves in the group stages.

“Our target was to go past the group stage. The young players in our squad got the experience and have made our team strong,” he added.

South Korea will face the winner of Group D in the quarter-finals.

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