BOLTON Wanderers winger Chung Yong Lee kicked off his second World Cup finals campaign last night as part of the South Korea squad that took on Russia in Cuiaba.
The Bolton News went to press before the game finished, but we are reliably informed he was kept up to date about the Whites’ League Cup draw against Bury before the kick-off via a special postcard sent to him by sponsors Capital One.
The South Korean star could be forgiven for having more important things on his mind, namely repeating the success that saw him help his country into the second round at South Africa 2010.
Lee scored two goals in the competition, the first in a 4-1 defeat to Argentina, which was the only blip of the group stages, in between a 2-0 victory against Greece in the opener and a 2-2 draw with Nigeria, which secured their progress to the last 16.
The Wanderers winger was on target again in the second round, but that was not enough to help South Korea get past a Luis Suarez-inspired Uruguay, who won 2-1.
Lee had made 54 appearances for South Korea prior to the Brazil World Cup and will play a prominent role as vice captain for the tournament.