Park on his first Arsenal goal, looks ahead to City Cup game
Written by Renzo on November 9, 2011 4:45
Arsenal striker Ju Young Park was delighted after scoring his first goal for the Gunners in the Carling Cup and is determined to add more goals, this season.
Speaking to Arsenal Player after the win over Bolton Wanderers, the South Korea International declared that he was very happy after finding the back of the net in his second game as an Arsenal player joking how his first impression after he hit the shot was that his effort was going to miss the target.
Asked about how important it was for him to impress in front of the Arsenal fans, the 26-year old confessed that the only way for a striker to do well and impress if of course to score as many goals as possible with Park revealing that manager Arsene Wenger was also happy with the outcome at the end of the game.
And on the game against Manchester City, on November 29, the striker concluded by saying that the Gunners are in a position to win the trophy and can battle their way past the Sky Blues as they will play in front of the local fans, a big advantage in knock-out competitions.
On his first goal and the Carling Cup, the 26-year old said:
[How do I feel after scoring my first goal for the Club last week?] First of all I was very happy, especially as it was only the second game since I arrived.
I was very happy. I think the older players helped me a lot and that’s why I could score.
The first thing is that when I scored, all the players came to me and congratulated me.
The fans cheered for me as well and that made me so happy. At first I thought I had missed the net! But the ball went in and for that I was very happy. It was a great feeling to score.
[How important was it for me to impress the Arsenal fans?] As a striker the best way to impress fans is to score goals.
So I will do my best all the time in every game to do that. I try to move around and make runs and score goals. I think that’s the most important thing.
[Arsène Wenger, after the game] didn’t say much, he just said I did a good job and that it was a very good game.
[If we can win the Carling Cup?] I heard that Arsenal could not win the trophy when they reached the final the last two times but we will have to do our best to win it this year.
I think we can do it, it is possible. Of course [Manchester City] is very strong, it’s a very good team.
But the game will be at our home ground so many fans will cheer for us. We have to do our best to win the game.