Thursday, February 7, 2019

Weekend Preview Feb 8 and Midweek Recap Feb 5

Almost no Saturday football which is odd given number of players. Lots on TV if you have BeIn :(

Friday2:45 PMKwon Chang HoonDijonMarseilleBeIn Play
Saturday2:45 PMPaik Seung HoGironaHuescaBeIn
Sunday8:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamLeicester CityNBCSN
Sunday9:00 AMSuk Hyun JunReims@ToulouseBeIn Play
Sunday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburg@Werder BremenFox Sports 1
Sunday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@Werder BremenFox Sports 1
Sunday10:15 AMLee Kang InValenciaReal SociedadBeIn
Monday3:00 PMKi Sung YuengNewcastle@WolverhamptonNBCSN

Kwon Chang Hoon-- Played 65 minutes in a win. It sounded like the opponent was outclassed and down to ten men but I didn't watch. It sounded like KCH had a few chances that didn't turn out. This weekend is far more important so hopefully the two matches in a week is a sign that he's fully recovered now and we will see how he handles it for the weekend where I think he'll start.

Paik Seung Ho-- I imagine he'll continue to warm the bench.

Son Heung Min-- Hopefully the week was enough to recharge his batteries because Tottenham have two matches next week and I don't expect Son to be rested for either as there's nobody else to start. Maybe he'll be rested for first leg of Dortmund when they have a a second leg to offset mistakes but I'd expect him to start the PL match with top of the table in sight.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Hopefully last week's goal is a sign of getting back on track role-wise but Reims is on a decent run so he may be on the bench to start this weekend.

Ji Dong Won-- Came on as a sub and was apparently pretty positive though I didn't watch.

Koo Ja Cheol-- He was left out of midweek squad with an injury from the weekend. Given the lack of notice, I assume that it was minor but we'll get a clue later in the week. For now, I expect a bench spot if he's healthy as Baum seems unlikely to change what worked well last weekend.

Lee Kang In-- Surprisingly left completely out of the squad midweek. Not sure how to read this and not much commentary despite all the build-up featuring LKI. Was it a knock or illness? We'll find out but I don't expect him to start this weekend and it seems we'll have to see if he's in squad.

Ki Sung Yueng-- Ki looks like a full participant in training now so we'll see how much Rafa tinkers with an XI thats been decent for past couple weeks (beating Man City, battling well vs Tottenham). I expect him to be in squad but we'll see if his role is more or less.