Ji So-yun: I want to be remembered as female Park Ji-Sung

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striker told fans of her high aspirations in a live Q&A held by the Korean Football Association (KFA) earlier this week.

The South Korean international, who has previously played for Japan’s INAC Kobe Leonessa, replied to some of the over 300 questions submitted through the KFA’s official Facebook page.

I want to be remembered as an icon of Korean women’s football,” Ji responded when asked how she would like to be remembered, “just as [Manchester United legend] Park Ji-sung strengthened the nation’s sporting position.”

Ji, the first Korean player to join England’s Women’s Super League, has become well-known for her play – a rarity in a country where women’s football is not yet popular. The 23-year-old also expressed her ambition play in the United States, where the National Women’s Soccer League is gaining ground.

The live Q&A is the latest effort by the KFA to bring fans closer to the country’s national team; manager Uli Stielike was the first participant, followed by players Lee Dong-gook, Cha Du-ri, Kim Seung-gyu and Kim Seung-dae.

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