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Mainz boss Tuchel buoyed by versatility of Park Joo-ho

FSV Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel admits Park Joo-ho is a pleasure to coach.

The 27-year old South Korean left-back joined die Nullfunfer from Swiss champions FC Basel in July last year and has already appeared in all 19 German Bundesliga matches for his new club.

In the wake of the weekend's 2-0 win over Freiburg, in which Park netted his first Mainz goal, Tuchel spoke highly of the former Jubilo Iwata man.

"Joo-Ho's incredibly valuable to us at the back, I wouldn't want to pigeonhole him in any one position," Tuchel told

"He can operate as a holding midfielder as well. For a coach, his versatility's a gift.

"The lad took to the Bundesliga like a duck to water."

Tuchel will be hoping Park continues his impressive German top flight form when Mainz look to leapfrog sixth-placed Wolfsburg at the Wolkswagen Arena on Saturday.

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