South Korean left back Chung Woon (24), who joined Croatian first division side Istria 1961 in 2013, was initially a target for Hajduk Split and after his first half season in Croatia he says he couldn’t be enjoying it anymore.
“I am living good, I have nothing to complain about. Pula is a beautiful city, the people are nice and approachable. I mix with the other players, go for coffee, summer we hang out too. My english is getting better so its easier now but I am trying to learn Croatian too, I really am trying but it is not easy,” Woon said, before adding that he is a big fan of Croatian cuisine.
“Croatian cuisine is super. I especially love ćevapi. I will be bringing some Croatian wine back to Korea, it is excellent, I have not tried anything better.”
Woon, who has scored once in 21 appearances so far this season, says that apart from Pula, he thinks Split is a beautiful city. So what does he think the difference between football in Korea and Croatia is?
“In Korea it is all about speed, most players are fast. I think in Croatia individual technique and physical power is better, and there is more freedom in play,” concluded Woon. (pic: Sport Istra)