Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weekend Recap Dec 3rd and Midweek CL Dec 7th Preview

Some positive signs with Son, Ji and Hwang Hee Chan all scoring.


Son Heung Min -- Tottenham host CSKA Moscow at 2:45 PM on Fox Sports 2.  A very positive performance by Son this weekend, highlighted by a spectacular scissor volley just inside the goalpost.  While not great on the dribble, his passes were on target unlike previous weeks and he had some semblance of touch again.

This final CL match is somewhat meaningless with Tottenham knocked out of CL already and the battle for Europa League. With Manchester United this weekend and Lamela out again, I suspect Son will be rested for the race for the top four.  If the match is close with 30 or so remaining, perhaps Son will get a run out off the bench.


Park Joo Ho / Kim Jin Su -- Rumors starting to percolate for both, with Inter and Fiorentina said to be looking to loan PJH and Jeonbuk interested in buying KJS.  But nothing this past weekend.

Lee Chung Yong -- Nothing and a big win for Crystal Palace means no reason to use LCY.

Ki Sung Yueng -- Ki is nearing his original schedule for recovery but last weekend was too soon. Fortunate to avoid the pummeling they received as Swansea could only scrape a single shot off target.  Ick.

Ji Dong Won -- A great performance by Ji.  Finally scoring again and a brilliant one it was, controlling the ball at the edge of the box and unleashing a laser into top left corner. He was also great in the air and created almost all the offense for Augsburg. A good showing from Ji and Augsburg against a good team.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Too soon but he looks ok in training video so hopefully nearing his return.