Chu Young Park on military service in 2013 and cousin Ji Sung Park
Written by Renzo on September 2, 2011 23:00
Arsenal striker Chu Young Park believes that joining the Gunners means added responsibility as he celebrated his first hat-trick, for his National side, against Lebanon.
Speaking to Arsenal Player on what it means to be part of such an important Club, the striker revealed that there are a lot of Arsenal fans in Korea and that this means more responsibility on his shoulders as people will now expect him to deliver and show that he deserves to wear the red and white of Arsenal.
On going back to his country for military service, the 26-year old confirmed that in 2013 he will have to leave the Gunners, which, according to the former Monaco star will be his last European Club before returning to Korea.
On what is his message to the Arsenal fans, Park concluded by saying that he is happy to be at Arsenal, ready to show that he means business on the pitch, that he will never give up and also that he will give everything to help the Gunners achieve their objectives.
Ahead of the new season, the striker said:
[Being an ambassador for my country in Europe?] I feel more responsible now, because I am the National team captain of South Korea and I am in a very big Club like Arsenal.
There are lots of Arsenal fans in Korea, they are really big fans of the club so I feel more responsible now to show what I can do and to play well here. If I can do that then the people of Korea will be happy for me. I know I must perform well.
[Returning to Korea for military service?] Yes, that’s true. I don’t feel rushed [to get in the team quickly], I just feel really proud to have two and a half years at Arsenal.
They are the last team I will be with before I go back to Korea from Europe and I’m really happy about that. I will do my best to show what I can do in the next two and half years.
[If I spoke to cousin Ji Sung Park?] No, I haven’t spoken to him yet, but when I do I will ask for advice. [About what?] He is experienced in the Premier League so I will ask how he settled in, on and off the pitch. It is a new country for me so I would like to ask how he adapted when he first came here.
[My message to the fans?] Well, I’d like to say I’m really happy to be here at Arsenal. In my opinion, this is a great Club. Now I have to show what I can do on the pitch. I will do my best, I will never give up, I will show heart and I will give everything and I hope you will support me.