Ju Young Park has been in prolific form for his country since he joined Arsenal, scoring in each of his last four internationals.

The South Korea captain sat down to speak to Arsenal Player ahead of his national side's next two fixtures - the World Cup qualifiers against UAE and Lebanon. Click on the link to watch the video or read the transcript below.

Ju, how happy are you with your form for the national team?
Of course I was very happy to score in four straight games. Our team is going through the qualifying matches so it’s important to win those games. To do so we need many different scorers, and I have been very happy to help make that happen.

Has your move to Arsenal given you more confidence when you play for your country?
I think so, yes. Training with the top players in the world is even more helpful to me than the game itself at times. So when I play in the qualifying matches I feel good.

South Korea are top of their qualifying group - are you confident of reaching Brazil 2014?

I really want to go to the World Cup one more time and I think we must do our best to make that happen. Personally, as the captain of the team it means a lot. We have now played three games in the qualifying stage and we want to win our next game to make Brazil more possible.

What do you expect from your next two games?
First of all they are not home games, they are away. We go to Dubai and, although we are away, if we win our third game of the group then we will be in a very good position. The other Korean players get to Dubai a bit earlier so that will help us to prepare. We hope we can play well and get a good result.

How much potential does this South Korea team have?
The Korean team in 2002 surprised the world and it continues to go on like that. Before when we had to compete against African teams or European teams it was difficult to do that but now we are not afraid of them, we do not fear them. Now we expect to do well whoever we play and wherever we play. In our three World Cup games we have played very well and if more and more Korean players go to Europe then we can get even better and match the top European countries.

Now you play for Arsenal will their fans support South Korea?

Well, first of all I hope many people are interested in South Korea. As long as we are not playing against the England team or the other teams that have Arsenal players then probably they will support us a lot!

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10 Nov 2011