The South Korean Al Ain team player, Park Young Woo, revealed that he is the only one in his family who acquired football genes from his father, the former midfielder for Hanil Club, one of the amateur teams in Korea, and that his brother took a different turn in his life and became a bank teller, pointing out at the same time He started his career as a goalkeeper, but his father’s advice turned him to the midfield.
Young told Emirates Al-Youm, who quickly established himself in the Al-Zaeem squad, how the genes he acquired from his father made him a professional player, which led him to wear the South Korean national team jersey. He said: “I grew up like any ordinary football player. I was eight years old at the time, and I remember at the time that I preferred the goalkeeping position, but my father changed my beliefs and switched me to defense.
He added: “I used to watch my father play in midfield, so when he spoke to me about the importance of moving to the defense position, I agreed. The family’s defensive genes followed. He was like my coach and always gave me advice that definitely helped me move forward in my career.”
Park Jong Jae, the father of the Al Ain team player (61 years old), was a former player, and during his career he played for the Haneel team, and his experience on the field helped him stand by his son, supervising him and subjecting him to arduous training, even though in the beginning he had no intention of making his son… A football player, but he later changed his convictions due to his son’s stubbornness.
The promise that the Al Ain player made to his father was that he would not stop halfway, and would constantly strive to become a professional football player. The road was not difficult for Park Young-woo, because his father’s genes helped him greatly, as he was good at playing in all positions before settling on the defensive midfield after moving to the ranks of the Konkuk University team.
Al Ain fans feel great comfort and reassurance the moment the ball reaches the feet of the South Korean player at a time when the opposing team is in attack mode, because he has great abilities in receiving the ball and passing it under pressure, which makes him the starting point for the counterattack.
Park Young expressed his happiness with the fans’ feelings about what he does for the team, and said: “I am happy with the presence of these fans who are keen to support us. They push us to work with passion, and I love having them in the stands and cheering for the team.”
In response to a question about the difficulties he faced with the Al Ain team, playing as a midfielder (pivot) and using him as a center back in some matches, Park Young-woo confirmed that he does not face any problems, and that he is originally good at playing in both positions.
The South Korean confirmed that the quality of the Al Ain team players had already been tested in the matches in which some of Al-Zaeem’s players were sent off, and he said: “We were playing with 10 players. It is true that we were not able to put pressure on the competitors, but the quality of our players meant that the numerical shortage did not cause us any problems.”
Five months after moving to the Al Ain team from Ulsan Hyundai, South Korea, the player confirmed that he fell in love with the city of Al Ain for its calm, adding: “I have wonderful teammates and a good coach, and I believe that this season we are able to go on the path to winning titles. We do not focus on one competition, but rather compete for all local and Asian titles.”
My teammates ask me about Al Ain
Park Young revealed that his teammates in the South Korean national team always ask him about Al Ain, and that they are keen to know everything about the club or the city. He said: “I told them that the city is quiet, and that they should come to visit it and learn about its tourist attractions as well.”
..Name: Park Young
.. Nationality: South Korea
.. Date of birth: 09-10-1993
.. Clubs he played for: Konkuk Uni – Seoul – Ulsan Hyundai – Gimcheon Sungmu – Ulsan Hyundai.
.. Position: Central midfield – center back
..Length: 1.86 m
.. Weight: 80 kg
. Park’s brother took a different turn in his life and became a bank teller.
. He fell in love with Al Ain five months after moving from Ulsan Hyundai.
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