Monday, January 7, 2019

Midweek Preview Jan 8 and Weekend Recap Jan 4

Not sure how much Spanish kids will play midweek. Neither featured for B teams this weekend so the chances go up a hair at least for Lee Kang In. But since there's such a limited roster of potential players midweek and the fact that both will be on TV, might as well write 'em up.

Tuesday3:00 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamChelsea (Cup)ESPN+
Tuesday3:30 PMLee Kang InValencia@Sporting Gijon (Cup)BeIn
Wednesday1:30 PMPaik Seung HoGironaAtletico Madrid (Cup)BeIn

Son Heung Min-- Quite a strong run of form as Poch continued to ride the hot hand by starting Son despite an ever accumulating minute count. Son had two nice assists to start, first by rounding one defender and getting a lucky bounce off a failed dribble vs. another and finding Llorente. The second assist was nicer as he took a high ball down well and fed to Aurier. And to finish off his day, Son found the goal himself, taking the ball from his own half, doing a small move in the box to get a bit of space, and knocking it into the far corner around GK. Not a bad day even if there were moments where Son looked to be conserving his energy. Given that the match was on Friday and Son was taken off shortly after his goal, certainly there's a strong chance that he starts again tomorrow... Son is clearly on fire right now and exhaustion can't be a large concern as its Son's penultimate match before leaving for Asian Cup.

Lee Kang In-- Probably has a decent chance of starting after sitting on bench Saturday but not keeping close tabs.

Paik Seung Ho-- Given strength of opponent, probably less of a chance for PSH who also sat on bench during Friday's first team match.

Kwon Chang Hoon-- Didn't get to see but KCH scored his first goal of the season, as he started and logged quite a few minutes in the cup. A good start so hopefully will continue into the league matches.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Out injured.