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Ki Sung Yueng wins Korean Player of the Year award

By: Laura Brannan on 21 Dec, 2011 09:56

CELTIC’S midfield star Ki Sung Yueng has been awarded the Korean Footballer of the Year award after receiving the most votes from his nation’s sports writers and technical officials.

He edged out last year’s winner, Lee Dong-Gook, to receive the prestigious award after earning a total of 67.5 points.

Ki has been on top form for club and country this year, increasing his tally to 44 caps for South Korea and notching up six goals for the Hoops since the start of the new campaign.

The 22-year old was on the score-sheet again on Sunday, securing Celtic’s second goal in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone. And speaking after the victory, he revealed to the Celtic View that he aims to score a lot more in the New Year.

“I always just try to help this team win the game, whether it’s one minute, 45 minutes or 90 minutes,” he explained. “I like to go forward and try and score and would like to score more for the team.

“I enjoy playing in any position left, right or the middle. And after the game on Thursday, people were tired so it was a tough game and there was greater pressure on me to score a goal. It’s always a happy moment when you score and it gives me a lot of confidence."

Read the full and exclusive interview with Ki Sung Yueng ONLY in this week´s Celtic View. On sale now.

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