QPR’S left-back admits he still struggles with the language but is making inroads courtesy of his hobby - West End musicals.
The man in the stalls might not be one of the Jersey Boys - but he is fast becoming a Rangers boy after sparking displays like the 2-2 draw with Man City wrested the slot from the likes of Clint Hill and Armand Traore.
Yun Suk-Young admits life in a strange country with strange customs was hard to take after his transfer from South Korea’s Jeonnam Dragons in the winter of 2013.
Indeed, he was largely sidelined in a Championship campaign where on-loan Benoit Assou-Ekotto mostly got the nod on the defensive left side and was loaned out to distant Doncaster Rovers for the first two months of the last campaign.
However, his national side kept faith with the 24-year-old and he agrees he got a new lease of life in summer’s World Cup where he featured in all three games for South Korea.
In his first English interview, Yun had a decent bash explaining transition from new man to wanted man.
“I’m happy with us, and I want to say to my colleagues and QPR fans, thanks for all their support,” he added.
“Yeah, I feel a Premier League player and I want to stay a Premier League player. The World Cup was definitely very important for me, and a very good experience.
“And yeah it was strange (when I first came) I didn’t play many times and I felt very sad. But now I’ve settled in here, and I’m grateful to (manager) Harry (Redknapp) for the chance.
“I now like living in England and I like musicals very much and go to see them.”
Yun has even taught a smattering of Korean to team-mates and staff including captain Joey Barton who says ‘hello’ in the full-back’s native language: ‘anyoung haseyo’, now you ask, but Yun diplomatically drew the line at British grub.
“I eat at home my sister and she makes Korean food - sometimes English food. Do I eat fish and chips? Sometimes - very sometimes,” he added.