World Cup 2010: North Korea's Jong Tae-Se Hoping To Score Against Portugal

Hitman aiming to net his first...
North Korea striker Jong Tae-Se is hoping to open his goalscoring account against Portugal at the 2010 World Cup.

The Asian side, written off before their recent encounter against Brazil, were widely expected to crumble at the hands of one of the favourites to win the competition.

However, resolute play by the DPRK saw them lose 2-1, in a game that featured a moment of brilliance from Samba star Maicon.

Now the North Koreans will take on Portugal in their second game in Group B, after Cristiano Ronaldo and co. stumbled their way to a goalless draw against Ivory Coast.

"I'm going to try to improve for the next game and score my first goal," the hitman said on

"Portugal are a top-class team, like Brazil, and it is going to be very hard but we're going to keep trying to make it."

The powerful forward was responsible for creating the goal that his side scored against the five-time world champions, and is sometimes referred to as 'the People's Rooney'.

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