Thursday, September 21, 2017

Midweek Recap Sept 19th and Weekend Preview Sept 22nd

Cup matches weren't televised so hard to know how well midweek showings went for many of the guys. Health looks to be improving so we'll see what role is there for those recovering...

Saturday7:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@West HamNBCSN
Saturday9:30 AMJi Dong WonAugsburg@StuttgartFox Match Pass
Saturday9:30 AMKoo Ja CheolAugsburg@StuttgartFox Match Pass
Saturday10:00 AMLee Chung YongCrystal Palace@Man CityNBCSN
Saturday10:00 AMKi Sung YuengSwanseaWatfordNBC Gold
Saturday2:00 PMKwon Chang HoonDijon@LyonNone
Saturday2:00 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@MetzNone
Sunday9:00 AMLee Seung WooHellas VeronaLazioBeIn Play

Son Heung Min -- I forgot about CL next week, where a start midweek, bench weekend and start in CL (as Alli suspended) makes some sense. Reportedly played well and was very unlucky to not score. As I mentioned, probably bench this weekend ahead of CL midweek.

Ji Dong Won -- Not in squad and with things going great for Augsburg, will have to be patient though with Baier suspended, perhaps he gets a bench spot.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Was rotated out, and unclear if due to preference or fatigue, but he came on at halftime for Gregoritsch (I assume minor knock for latter). Instead of slotting into CAM role though, Baum changed the shape and Koo was alongside Baier in a deeper role. He played well and tidy and looked energetic in the rare times he pushed forward too. Not the best use of his talents in this role as he's often poorly positioned on defense but for now it is working.

Lee Chung Yong -- Started, reportedly as part of a strike pair though I assume he was more of a 10 than a 9. He played 90 so couldn't have been horrific as before, but didn't do much to win back the fans. I expect a bench role for him this weekend.

Ki Sung Yueng -- He returned to full training today but I'd suspect its too early this weekend.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- He was seen in training pics today so hopefully he's nearing a return to the squad but I'd expect bench for him even if fit.

Suk Hyun Jun -- We'll see if he gets a larger role but I'd have to expect for now a bench striker role for him.

Lee Seung Woo -- Disappointingly remained unused midweek as Kean looks to be higher up on the "young attacker on bench" role. It is early still so hopefully he gets to debut soon but for now, I'd expect him to be on the bench and probably remain unused.