Former Manchester United star Park Ji-sung has praised Celtic's three South Korean players for blazing a trail for Asian players in Europe.

Celtic have South Korean stars Oh Hyeon-gyu, Yang Hyun-jun and Kwon Hyeok-kyu in their squad.

And Korean legend Park, who was the first Asian player to win the Champions League - one of 19 trophies he won in a long career - has been impressed with the Hoops trio having recently met them in Glasgow after following their progress.

He said: "I recently travelled throughout Europe and met as many South Korean players as I could.

"I went to Celtic, Wolves, Bayern Munich, Stuttgart and Midtjylland in Denmark to see them. They are all doing so well.

"For example, there are three young South Korean players at Celtic

"I was really impressed with how they seem to be adapting to life in Europe by learning English diligently.

"They had many of the same issues I had when I first went to Europe to sign for PSV Eindhoven with integrating into a new country and learning the language.

"For me, it was a time that brought back memories of the past.

"But they have done so well in Scotland.

"They are an example of how much Korean football has grown and developed over the years and how much the players' abilities have improved.

"I am very proud of them all."