QPR Expected Too Much from Park, British Daily Says

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The Guardian described Park Ji-sung's failure to galvanize Queens Park Rangers in a none-too-flattering light this week as the club remains glued to the bottom of the English Premier League after a dismal season so far.

In an article titled, "FA Cup: 10 talking points from the weekend's fourth-round action," the British daily mentioned "Park's strife" on Tuesday.

"Signing players like Park Ji-sung was supposed to usher in a new era of success at Queens Park Rangers but the South Korean has endured a miserable spell during his short time at Loftus Road," it wrote.

Park captained the team against the MK Dons on Saturday in their FA Cup clash but was unable to prevent an embarrassing 4-2 loss. He even found himself jeered by fans when he was substituted midway through the second half while the team was four goals down.

"The problem is that QPR were kidding themselves when they signed Park. At United, Park was a tactically useful hustler and a diligent professional but not someone you would want to build your team round. QPR have asked him to be something he is not and all parties have suffered because of that," the Guardian wrote.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 30, 2013 09:07 KST