North Korea striker Jong Tae-se is hoping to score the goals in South Africa that will take his team into the second round of the 2010 World Cup and has called on his team-mates to have faith.
The 1966 World Cup quarter-finalists have been drawn in a tough group with Brazil, Portugal and Ivory Coast and few fans give them much hope of progressing to the last 16.
Jong, who plays for top Japan club Kawasaki Frontale, is one of the most feared strikers in East Asia.
Nicknamed ‘The People’s Rooney’, the 25 year-old wants to show the world what he can do and earn a move to Europe.
“Our target is to make it through the group stage though I think that it is a difficult group,” said Jong to the South Korean media.
“If we don’t believe that we can win then we won’t win. If we believe that we can do it, then we can.”
“A striker should score every game. There are no easy opponents but if I can score against them then I can get a reputation as an international striker.
Jong kicks off the World Cup with a match against Brazil and he can’t wait.