Jong Tae Se appears to be an instant hit as the first North Korean in professional German football.
Jong, 26, struck twice as VfL Bochum opened their second-division campaign on Monday night with a 3-2 victory over 1860 Munich. Until then, he was known in Germany for crying during his country's anthem ahead of the World Cup match against Brazil two months ago.
"Tears star Jong makes Bochum laugh again," said the Bild daily on its website on Tuesday, linking both events.
Bild spoke of "the first big Jong show" and Kicker sports magazine said Jong had "a classy performance" as he headed home in in the 38th and 46th and was also involved in Giovani Federico's 13th-minute opener.
"I am very happy because we won, and of course about my two goals as well," said Jong.