KOREAN defender Yun Suk-Young has revealed how teammate Fabio Da Silva bragged about scoring against him as a 17-year-old shortly after he moved to Loftus Road.
Suk-Young signed for QPR from South Korean outfit Chunnam Dragons during the January transfer window.
The highly rated left-back is yet to feature for Harry Redknapp’s side, but he told how the Manchester United loanee made him feel instantly at home following his move to west London as he recollected his goal for a Brazil youth team.
“I asked Fabio if he ever remembered playing against each other in FIFA U-17 World Cup,” said the South Korean international.
“He said he remembered. He was bragging that he scored in that game, so I just said ‘good job’.”
That relationship, along with his friendship with countryman Ji-Sung Park, has helped the 23-year-old settle in his new surroundings.
He has limited English but is keen to pick up the language and culture as quickly as possible.
“I've always thought London was special. I came here for the Olympics and I really hope this can be my stepping point for the next stage,” he said.
“My English will naturally get better. Last year, I had an English tutor for about eight months. I thought I had forgotten everything but I remember a bit. I speak what I call 'Konglish', a Korean style of broken English. I will be studying English really hard and I want to make some British friends, but I have to play football now.”
Whilst the Suwon-born defender adapts to the country, he is also beginning to learn the style of football required in the Barlcays Premier League.
He admits it is different from his previous experience and that his expectations at the moment are limited.
However, he concentrates on gaining valuable experience and hopes to be involved in the near future.
“The level is very competitive as I expected,” Suk-Young admitted. “I still haven't really played in a game, but everyone in the team is being very nice, so that is helping me to adapt to the team more easily.
“I shouldn’t have too high expectations. I want to move up step by step as I learn.
“The London Olympics was a start; I am now starting think that I can actually play against players at this level."