N.Korean Striker Targets 15 Goals in Debut Season with Suwon

      January 09, 2013 10:48

      Jong Tae-se

      North Korean striker Jong Tae-se arrived in Korea on Tuesday to join Suwon Samsung Bluewings.

      Upon arriving at Incheon International Airport, Jong told the press he aims to score 15 goals in his debut season in the K-League and hopes to win his first-ever league trophy.

      "I'm happy to play for Suwon, a club with a long history where North Korean midfielder Ahn Young-hak once played," he said. He will hold a press conference on Thursday after undergoing a medical.

      A third-generation Korean Japanese, Jong was born to a South Korean father and a North Korean mother. He began his career as a professional footballer with Kawasaki Frontale in the Japanese League in 2006. He has also played North Korea's national team since 2007.

      In 2011, he joined German second-division club VfL Bochum before being traded to Cologne last February. After losing his place in the club's starting rotation he decided to try his luck in Korea.

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