PSV Eindhoven have been dealt with a major blow with the news that midfielder Park Ji sung could miss a large portion of the season after suffering a much serious injury than initially thought. The South Korean has recently brought back to the club after eight years in English football during which time he represented the likes of Manchester United and QPR. He is one of the few Asian players to have appeared in the top level of European football. He suffered an injury during a collision with AZ Alkmaar player Victor Helm.
Park Ji sung suffered a stamp on the foot, which did not have a serious back then, but it is now expected that he will miss a good number of weeks. He has revealed that he is extremely annoyed with the injury because he was hoping to be an integral part of the PSV team this season. The team are currently struggling near the second half of the table, which is a surprise since they were expected to challenge for the title. They finished second in the league last season, but they were several points behind winner Ajax.
PSV saw the need to strengthen the team in order to compete with the likes of Ajax, which resulted in the arrival of players like Park.
“Honestly, I feel anxious and a bit annoyed. The top of my foot got hurt, but I haven’t gotten an exact diagnosis, so I don’t know when I can return to the pitch. I feel really sorry to the team. My initial goal for this season was to stay injury-free, so it’s frustrating that I wasn’t able to realize that goal. I want to contribute to Korean football in any way that I can, so I’m thinking of expanding my range of tools by studying more,” said Park.