Park hoping to hit goal trail
Park Ji-sung has vowed to get on the scoresheet more after recovering from a troublesome knee injury.
By Edwin Chong
Last Updated: 03/12/09 12:49pm
Park Ji-sung has vowed to get on the scoresheet more after recovering from a knee injury that has sidelined him for most of the season.
The 28-year-old played his first full game for Manchester United in almost four months in their 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Carling Cup on Tuesday.
Although he has been relatively happy with his performances since his comeback, the midfielder admits he needs to improve his goal tally if he is to push for a regular first-team spot.
"I need to improve my finishing. I need more goals," Park told the Manchester Evening News.
"I study the other players in training, particularly the forwards, and I look at how they are scoring goals. What do they do when they finish a chance? I know I can get better and will get better personal results.
"The likes of Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Ryan Giggs - I can see it live every day. I don't have to sit in front of a TV to study it."
The South Korea international believes the key is to become more relaxed in front of goal.
"They are more confident and composed in front of goal than I am," he added.
"I have to stop rushing things. I have to be composed in my mind and slow things down. I think that will make me a better finisher.
"In training I feel a lot more confident about how that side of my game is going. I think I am capable of scoring eight to ten goals in a season. I believe I can do that if I have a full season free of injuries."