Kim backed for Cardiff success

Bo-kyung celebrated completing his move from Cerezo Osaka to Wales

with the winner for South Korea in the 2-1 success over Switzerland

in an Olympic Games Group B clash at the City of Coventry Stadium

on Sunday. Ki made the switch to Celtic and has faith in

22-year-old Kim after his goal put Korea level on four points with

joint group leaders Mexico. Ki said: “Kim Bo-kyung is a very good

player and he is one of the aces of the squad. “I have a strong

belief in him and he is smart enough and good enough to play very

well in this country as well. “But the only thing he needs to

consider is the cultural differences, and the circumstances are

quite different here when you compare Korea.” Bo-kyung, who has

signed a three year deal with Cardiff, has struggled to reproduce

his very best form in recent internationals. But Korean coach, Hong

Myung-Bo, insists his faith in the midfielder have never wavered.

He said: “People only remember when the players have very good

performances. “If you are certain about your player, you should not

bother when he is not in a good shape. “He is an important player

and I trust him. That was not a problem at all.”