The view from Asia

Lee back in the South Korea spotlight

October 7, 2011
By John Duerden
"There's no pressure on me, no burden," said Lee Dong-Gook as he was recalled to the South Korean national team last week. "I am just going to talk to the younger players and share my experience." If his youthful team-mates can free eyes and attention from their iPhones for long enough, they should be in for quite a story. Talk of roller-coaster careers is common in football but Lee's ride really has been a wild series of disappointments and delights. 2011 could be the most exciting yet.

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