Jong aims to win in style

Jong aims to win in style

Pyongyang: DPR Korean pin-up Jong Tae-se is aiming to win in style against Tajikistan in the 2014 FIFA World Cup match day 2 qualifier on Tuesday.

The Koreans from the North of the peninsula fell to a 1-0 defeat against Japan in Saitama in the opening match after a 94th minute goal by Maya Yoshida, while Tajikistan were beaten 1-0 by fellow Central Asians Uzbekistan at home, thanks to a Maksim Shatskikh strike.

In a group of just four teams with only two guaranteed to progress the former Kawasaki Frontale player knows that goal difference may also come into play, and revealed that the Chollima will go for the kill against the Central Asians.

“We have to get many goals,” said Jong.  “I think that Tajikistan is the weakest team in the group so we have to get three or four goals.”

About the defeat to Japan, the VfL Bochum star said: “This is football, anything can happen and there is always drama. Japan had good luck. We are not as strong as the Japan national team and it was an away game for us so one point would have been a very good result.”

–    Sean Carroll