SEOUL – Korea Republic coach Jo Bonfrere plans to utilize a more attacking approach as he prepares his side for their appearance at next year’s World Cup finals in Germany. Speaking to Dong-A Ilbo on Thursday, the Dutchman revealed some of his preparation plans for the Korean national team, whose 4-0 trouncing of Kuwait on June 8 secured their sixth consecutive appearance in the World Cup, an Asian record. While Bonfrere will have his work cut out to emulate the achievement of Guus Hiddink, who helped Korea to become the first Asian side to reach the World Cup semi-finals in 2002, he does not plan to deploy the counter-attacking tactics that proved so successful for his compatriot three years ago. “I will organize a Korean team different from that of the 2002 World Cup,” said Bonfrere, who was in Frankfurt for the FIFA Confederations Cup final between Brazil and Argentina. “In 2002, the team’s tactics were based upon counterattacking while playing defensively. However, such tactics do not work any longer. Our play must be more offensive,” added the 59-year-old. The Dutchman felt that one of the main areas requiring improvement is the stamina of his squad. “Players in the European big leagues train twice almost everyday in the morning and the afternoon, even on days without a match. By contrast, Korean players tend to tire easily by undergoing such training. “If we are to succeed in the World Cup event next year, strong teamwork based on strong stamina is essential.” One of the players that Bonfrere will be looking to at next year’s tournament in Germany is exciting midfielder Park Ji-sung, who recently completed a high-profile move to English Premiership side Manchester United. The Korea coach expects the former PSV Eindhoven player to be a big hit at Old Trafford. “The English Premier League is much more fast-paced and fierce compared to Park’s former league in the Netherlands. As the name suggests, it is a place where ‘premier’ players are gathered, and his chances in the league will depend on how fast his position as starter is established. “Park’s insight of the game, stamina, and creativity will bring him definite success in the Premier League,” he said of the 24-year-old. Another Korean youngster, current AFC Young Player of the Year Park Chu-young, is also rumoured to be attracting interest from German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, a move that Bonfrere feels would be greatly beneficial to the 20-year-old striker. “With the World Cup event in Germany coming up soon, it is very good news that Bayern Munich, one of Germany’s top football clubs, expressed interest in Park Chu-young. “I hope Park will be able to gain more stamina to fight through fierce opposition by playing in the German Bundesliga,” he added.