Ji hopes to make his mark
Sunderland new-boy Ji Dong-won is confident he will prove to be a handful for Premier League defenders.
By Ben Collins
Last Updated: 30/06/11 6:18pm
Ji Dong-won is confident he will prove to be a handful for Premier League defenders after completing his move to Sunderland.
The 20-year-old South Korea international has signed a three-year deal with the Black Cats after arriving from Chunnam Dragons for an undisclosed fee.
Ji caught the eye of manager Steve Bruce by scoring four goals at the Asian Cup earlier this year.
And the 6ft 2in frontman is now hoping to make his presence felt in England.
"As a striker, I like to overwhelm defenders," he told the club's official website.
"My aim is to help the team get as many points as possible. That is what will give me satisfaction.
"I am so satisfied to be able to come to a good club, a nice club in the world's number one league.
"I am happy because I have a chance to challenge the biggest players, and that gives me motivation."
Ji finally put pen to paper after the administrative details of his move were finalised, such as gaining a work permit.
He has scored six goals in 11 international appearances and aims to have the same success in England as compatriots Park Ji-Sung (Manchester United) and Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton).
"I am so glad to be able to meet other Korean players on such a big stage, but there is no such excuse for the opponent. I will do my best to defeat them," Ji added.
"It will not be easy. I am enjoying the life and studying English. I hope I could be a member of this team within six months."
Ji joins Asamoah Gyan and £8.1million new boy Connor Wickham in a new-look Sunderland strike-force.