Friday, April 23, 2021

Weekend Preview Apr 24 and Midweek Recap Apr 20

Rushing to complete this as I thought I had another day to write up. I have shot #2 coming up later today so we'll see how capable I am to watch this weekend.

Friday12:30 PMJi Dong WonEintracht BraunschweigAueNone
Friday12:30 PMChoi Kyoung RokKarlsruherWurzburger KickersNone
Saturday7:00 AMLee Jae SungHolstein Kiel@OsnabruckNone
Saturday9:00 AMSuk Hyun JunTroyesGrenobleBeIN Play
Saturday9:30 AMJeong Woo YeongFreiburgHoffenheimESPN+
Saturday9:30 AMKwon Chang HoonFreiburgHoffenheimESPN+
Saturday12:30 PMLee Kang InValenciaAlavesBeIN
Sunday7:00 AMYun Il LokMontpellier@NiceBeIN Play
Sunday9:00 AMHwang Ui JoBordeaux@LorientNone
Sunday9:30 AMHwang Hee ChanLeipzigStuttgartESPN+
Sunday11:30 AMSon Heung MinTottenhamMan City (Cup)ESPN+
Monday12:00 PMChoi Kyoung RokKarlsruherAueNone

Ji Dong Won-- Painful match to watch as they went down by three very quickly. Ji was moving well in his first start post injury and was playing ok in his limited touches... until he had a chance in the box and missed just wide. Is starting today but will not want to miss those kind of chances.

Choi Kyoung Rok-- Starts today and likely again on Monday.

Lee Jae Sung-- Should start and hopefully the break freshens him up for final push to promotion/summer transfer window.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Suk came on and had an almost immediate impact, running onto a deflected cross and guiding it past the GK for his first goal post injury. It was quite a quality reaction given the deflection and the speed of the action. Troyes added a third moments later so Suk didn't have to do too much but was willing to battle and looked to be moving ok though a bit short on fitness.

Jeong Woo Yeong-- Given four goals last weekend, I can't imagine Streich will be eager to make too many changes so I suspect on the bench.

Kwon Chang Hoon-- Same as Jeong.

Lee Kang In-- LKI finally came on as a sub but I wasn't watching very closely as Valencia was not seeing much of the ball. The lack of defensive work rate wasn't great in what I did see. With a short week, we'll see if anything changes but not expecting a lot.

Yun Il Lok-- No positive news on a possible return to the squad.

Hwang Ui Jo-- Sadly, Bordeaux is the next club to seek credit protection from a vulture owner walking away. HUJ should start.

Hwang Hee Chan-- Poulsen is still out and Nagelsmann sounded frustrated by the lack of goals... HHC came on relatively early for him at 77 minutes but Leipzig were not playing well and HHC did not get much touches due to that. Still don't think he starts this weekend but has a decent chance of coming on if the front line continues to struggle.

Son Heung Min-- Tottenham was very disorganized for most of the match and Son suffered a lot as he thrives with a bit more organization than what we saw midweek. But he was working hard and that started to bear fruit in the second half, where the team started to calm down and link up in attack. It culminated in a well taken goal that was rightfully taken off for offside by VAR. But it was one of the nicest passing sequences we've seen from Tottenham all season. He got a chance to get his goal back when it counted the most, scoring a PK to bring Mason his first win as interim manager and Tottenham a confidence boost and a glimmer of hope for European spots. Will start the cup though he did look a bit tired at the end.