Former South Korean international Park Ji sung has said that he has no chance of being in the World Cup 2014 despite rumours that he could be persuaded by the South Korean manager to come out of retirement.
Park Ji sung has been one of the best players for the national team for the last decade, but he has recently been on the decline. After leaving Manchester United a few years ago, he has now returned to Dutch football after a poor spell at QPR. He is now back at club PSV Eindhoven where he made his name.
South Korea have qualified for the World Cup and will be hoping to do well at this tournament. Their national team manager, Hong Myung-Bo has been saying that he will try and persuade Park out of retirement since he will be a major addition to the squad in terms of experience. Myung-Bo said that the national team was devoid of experienced players and it is time to introduce some of them to balance the team. Park, though, has confirmed that there is a 0% chance of featuring for the national team again.
South Korea have a good chance of reaching the knockout stages since they face a relatively easy group that is devoid of the big teams like Spain and Italy. Only Belgium are regarded as the favourites to win the group
"There has been no possibility for me to come back to the national team. I can definitely say it's 0%. I'm glad and thankful that the national team coach wants me back three years after retirement. But I cannot even imagine taking a place instead of a player who did his best for World Cup qualification. I want the [South] Korea national team to focus on the World Cup and I don't want to have any influence on that," said Park.