2002 World Cup star Cha Du-ri is delighted to be back with the South Korea national team after an absence of three years.
The Bundesliga-based wing-back has not featured for the
national team since October 2006 but a series of good performances for Freiburg
have earned his a summons for a friendly with Senegal in Seoul on Wednesday
The 29 year-old is battling with Oh Beom-seok for the
right-back starting berth against the Lions of Teranga and is looking forward
"If I had no confidence, I would not come back to the
national team," Cha said.
"I am a little nervous because it's been a long time ago since I've gotten
together with national team members.
“But all of us came here to play football. During the
practice I will get used to everything again," added the 29 year-old.
"I was a member of the team that was a semi-finalist at the World Cup and
I have been playing in Europe for a few years. But the proudest thing for me is
to be called now, while I am playing in the Bundesliga."