Park relishing Gers test
Park Ji-sung is looking forward to a 'special' game against Rangers on Wednesday night.
Last Updated: 23/11/10 11:25am
Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung is looking forward to a 'special' game against Rangers on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils go into the UEFA Champions League clash at Ibrox needing just a point to book their place in the last 16.
Given it is the first of 12 matches they must play before the year is over, Sir Alex Ferguson may take the chance to rest a few men.
But Park is still aware of the significance of the occasion and anticipates an incredible atmosphere against the Scottish champions.
He has experience of fierce rivalries at international level, explaining: "We have a long history with Japan.
"When South Korea play against Japan the fans tell us that if we lose they are going to throw the players into the sea.
"Without doubt, they are the biggest thing for us."
Park is aware of the cross-border tensions which surround English meetings with Scotland and insists the midweek encounter will be one to savour for foreign players as well as British protagonists.
"The atmosphere in the stadium is totally different," he said. "You cannot compare it to a league game or others in the Champions League.
"It's more aggressive on the pitch and the atmosphere in the stadium is really high. There is a lot more media attention as well.
"Nobody has to say anything, it is just a natural feeling that this is a different game.
"And it doesn't only apply to the British players. It is equally special for the foreign ones as well."