Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Weekend Preview Jan 11 and Midweek Recap Jan 8

Sigh, last of the easy to watch guys leaves after this weekend. This blog will limp along though.

Friday2:45 PMSuk Hyun JunReims@LyonBeIn Play
Saturday10:15 AMLee Kang InValenciaReal ValladolidBeIn Esp
Saturday12:30 PMPaik Seung HoGironaAlavesBeIn Esp
Sunday11:00 AMKwon Chang HoonDijonMontpelierNone
Sunday11:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamMan UtdNBCSN

Suk Hyun Jun-- Out injured still.

Lee Kang In-- Played the full match but I didn't get to see. I imagine LKI will get to warm the bench this weekend with minimal chance of playing in the league, especially with second leg next week.

Paik Seung Ho-- PSH played over an hour in his first team competitive debut. I didn't get to see a ton except a bit of the first half featuring PSH fouling Griezmann and having a nice dribble up the pitch. We will see if this changes his halfway status going forward. I imagine part of this exercise was to showcase him to potential borrowing clubs looking to get PSH for a loan at a higher level. For this weekend, I imagine he'll be warming bench for now.

Kwon Chang Hoon-- Should start and hopefully he can get his league campaign going from the start.

Son Heung Min-- I didn't watch the beginning part yet where it seemed Son caused a bit of danger with his pace and even had a weak penalty shout. But the remaining 55 minutes of the 70ish that he played were not very good. He was a willing runner but with the midfield struggling, Son struggled to threaten Chelsea's back line. That only put more light on his few touches which were poor bearing the weight of the many minutes that he's been playing. And then once he started to slow down from fatigue, he looked pretty ineffective. All of Tottenham looked quite tired but they have a big challenge with a revitalized Man United. Given that Poch probably could care less if Son is tired heading into Asian Cup, I'd think Son should start but they do need fresh legs as well.