Date: 15th June 2006 at 1:05pm
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Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung believes South Korea could make a big impact in the World Cup after their first win at this level on European soil.

Park: ‘There is a lot of confidence in this squad. We did not panic after losing that goal. We had enough belief in ourselves to keep playing to our strengths.’

Mohamed Kader gave Togo the lead but the game swung South Korea’s way following the dismissal of Jean-Paul Abalo.

Lee Chun-Soo scored with a brilliant free-kick then Ahn Jung-Hwan thumped home the winner after stepping off the bench.

Park: ‘When Ahn came on, we all expected a lot from him and he fulfilled those expectations.

‘He has a lot of experience and that can tip the scales during a match.

‘We saw that with the excellent goal he scored.’