Thinking about yesterday’s game, it is tough not to make a particular comparison. I have already alluded to how Park Ji-Sung, the Korean midfielder was a lion on the pitch against Barcelona. The following video, a compilation of some of Park’s contributions last night, reiterates that view.
Park best signified the spirit of the Devil last night, epitomised by Roy Keane’s performance against Juventus in the semi-final second leg at Turin in 1999. Park not only showed his attacking flair, setting up others and sending in some splendid crosses, but he was instrumental as a disruptor when Barcelona charged forward – defending deep, throwing in tackles to dispossess the visitors, running after almost-lost balls, and generally blocking the flow of events when under attack. In short, Park was all over the park!
For a player who has had more than his share of critics, Park’s attitude and work-rate shone through enough to silence the hardiest of them. He should be a more regular feature in the United line-up.
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