Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung opened up about his pain when he was left out of the squad in the 2008 Champions League final that the Red Devils won.
Manchester United won the European Cup for the third time by beating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, while Park Ji-sung could only sit and cheer on his friends. The stands because there is no name in Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.
Former South Korean national team player Recalling an incident 13 years ago, “First of all, I couldn’t believe it. That morning he (Sir Alex) called me to meet, we had a meeting and he told me that. ‘You’re not going to play’
Park Ji-sung opened up about his pain when he was out of the squad
“I was shocked when I heard that. I don’t remember what he said after that. In my head I thought, ‘Oh, I didn’t play today. But am I still involved? I can’t remember because I was in shock.”
“I can really feel it. On reaching the field and into the dressing room I saw that my shirt was not hanging. Then I just went, ‘Oh, I’m not in the squad today,’ said the hardworking former midfielder.
In the following year, Manchester United won the final again and Park Ji-sung started the field, but lost 0-2 to Barcelona. According to reports by ufabet