Monday, January 28, 2019

Midweek Preview Jan 29 and Weekend Recap Jan 26

Bringing back the full list for now, albeit a bit early for the German duo. But Paik Seung Ho joins Lee Kang In with league debut which is continued good news on that front.

Tuesday3:00 PMKi Sung YuengNewcastleMan CityNBC Gold
Tuesday3:30 PMLee Kang InValencia@Getafe (Cup)BeIn
Wednesday3:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamWatfordNBC Gold
Thursday3:30 PMPaik Seung HoGironaReal Madrid (Cup)BeIn
OffJi Dong WonAugsburg
OffKoo Ja CheolAugsburg
OffKwon Chang HoonDijon
OffSuk Hyun JunReims

Ki Sung Yueng-- Returned to individual training but it is unclear exactly when he'll be back.

Lee Kang In-- Came on for garbage time at the end with the match in hand, and then a third goal for Valencia really killed what little was left. I don't think he touched the ball but with cup midweek, weekend wasn't really focus. As for the cup, he probably will start but the pressure will be high to recover from a first leg loss.

Son Heung Min-- Pochettino sounds very stressed about Son's fatigued state but also the rush to get him back. Poch isn't really one to give fatigue the weight it deserves but maybe Son's state and the injuries to his attackers in general might give him pause. I expect Son to start regardless even if another rest would be in order given another match on the weekend.

Paik Seung Ho-- Finally made his debut and against his old club. The match was over by the time he came on but he did get a few touches on the ball. He showed a bit of overexcitement in his showing, with one time passes going astray and losing track of one attacker in a Barcelona scoring chance as well. Hopefully he gets his nerves out. With a likely lost cause midweek, we'll see if PSH gets a larger role in the cup... hopefully he gets a start or more likely a longer run out from the bench.

Kwon Chang Hoon-- I sadly missed this game when he scored the first goal, on a nicely timed run behind Monaco's defense and finish. A big six pointer win and KCH was also awarded a spot on l'Equipe's team of the week which hopefully reflects a strong overall performance.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Was dropped out of the matchday squad despite travelling as it seems he isn't quite ready to play yet.