“Ferguson’s favorite player,” Park Ji-Sung, named one of the 10 most underrated players of all time
South Korean soccer legend Park Ji-sung has been recognized as an unsung hero.
British media outlet Sporting Kida named the 10 most underrated players from the most successful teams of the past 20 years, according to a report on Sunday (April 17).
“Behind every successful team, there are certain players who are indispensable, working in the shadows to drive the team’s success,” the article said, referring to the dedication of unseen players.메이저놀이터
“The dedication of these players is very important and without them, successful teams would not have reached their desired goals,” he said, adding that the theme focuses on the unsung heroes who play an important role in the team’s glory.
Park Ji-sung was the first of the 10 players to be recognized by Sport Kida. Park joined United from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2005. At the time, United had several star players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, and Louis van Gaal, but Park earned the trust of manager Sir Alex Ferguson with his dedication and tactical understanding.
In particular, he was recognized for exceeding expectations by playing key roles in important matches against FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
Park has scored 28 goals and provided 30 assists in 204 appearances in all competitions for United. During that time, he helped United win four English Premier League (EPL) titles, one UEFA Champions League (UCL) title, and three League Cups.
While the publication said of Park that he “didn’t get the same attention as other players at United,” it praised his “tremendous work-rate, dedication, versatility and tactical intelligence, which made him one of Alex Ferguson’s favorite players.”
“He always sacrificed himself for the team, whether it was protecting the defense, blocking the opponent’s attacks, or marking,” he added, “and he also has the ability to score important goals in crucial situations.”
In addition to Park, the publication also named Javier Mascherano, Cesar Aspilicueta, Wes Morgan, Erik Abidal, Javi Martinez, Keylor Navas, Michael Carrick, Fernandinho, and Joao Miranda as the 10 most underrated players.