South Korea coach Huh Jung-Moo has praised Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung for the way he has handled the World Cup captaincy.
The 29-year-old Manchester United midfielder will lead his side in their last-16 battle with Uruguay in Port Elizabeth this afternoon determined to extend his stay in South Africa as he dreams of a repeat of the 2002 run to the semi-finals.
Huh said: "Many people were quite surprised at my choice. I actually told him [Park] on the way here in the car that he must have a headache because of all the burden, I have to admit that. But the burden I have given him is probably good for the future of Korean football, and we are more than satisfied in the way he has played.
"He is doing a great job as the captain. He has also been up to his best in his performances in games and the way he interacts with his team-mates, both his superiors and his subordinates. I am sure he has some troubles himself, but he has been doing wonderfully and I am more than satisfied."