Monday, February 5, 2018

Weekend Recap Feb 3rd and Midweek Preview Feb 6th

Midweek cup replays. I don't expect Ki to play much if at all and hopefully Son also gets a rest. Also a goal from Ji who looked good down in BL2.

Tuesday12:30 PMKi Sung YuengSwanseaNotts County (Cup)Fox Sports 2
Wednesday12:30 PMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@Lens (Cup)None
Wednesday2:45 PMSon Heung MinTottenhamNewport County (Cup)Fox Sports 1
Offn/aKoo Ja CheolAugsburg
Offn/aLee Chung YongCrystal Palace
Offn/aKwon Chang HoonDijon
Offn/aLee Seung WooHellas Verona


Ki Sung Yueng -- A shift in tactics again, with Ki back to a DM pair with Fer. Defensively, there were a lot of gaps in Swansea's with fatigue from the Arsenal upset midweek looking to cause some slowness. But Swansea were able to battle back and do just enough to earn a nice away point. Ki provided the assist with a very good corner, and had a few other nice set pieces and passes too but was as guilty as anyone else of looking a bit tired. With DM depth strained with Sanches hurt and Fer done for season, we'll see if Ki is forced to play out of lack of warm bodies but one would think that Carvalho would protect and rest his best DM.


Son Heung Min -- Similar to midweek for both Son and Tottenham, but when the breaks seemed to go against them instead of with. Son had a great chance to score a goal but it was saved. A lot of danger but also a bit of mess as well. The offense is still going well for Tottenham but the missing bit of sharpness could haunt them as CL closes in. Perhaps Pochettino uses Son midweek


Suk Hyun Jun -- I think still out injured but their match this weekend was cancelled due to all the flooding in the region.

Kwon Chang Hoon -- Match cancelled.

Koo Ja Cheol -- Playing between a CAM and second striker who also drifted deeper, Koo had one of his best games of the season, with some great dribbles and touches leading to many opportunities and scoring a great goal, shooting against the grain into far corner. Again, more like last season, shifted into a strict DM role partially through second half and did ok there but without any real pressure. A very good showing and helps Baum deal with Finnbogason's injury so I expect more of the same going forward.

Lee Chung Yong -- He must be furious about warming bench and not being used despite only one sub used all match by Hodgson. If hes' not going to be used, why not use an academy kid or something? Or just a warm blanket?

Lee Seung Woo -- He went on with 20 minutes to go. I was so not expecting this that I didn't check to see if he was playing even though I was awake. He looked ok in touch video, even if a bit of a boy among men physically and lacking any chemistry with his teammates who stopped every potential give-n-go.