Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Week Preview Oct 21 and Weekend Recap Oct 16

This list feels very long.

Thursday12:45 PMKim Min JaeFenerbahceRed Star Belgrade (EL)Paramount+
Thursday12:45 PMHong Hyun SeokLASK@Alashkert (UECL)Paramount+
Thursday12:45 PMSon Heung MinTottenham@Vitesse (UECL)Paramount+
Friday2:30 PMLee Jae SungMainzAugsburgESPN+
Saturday7:30 AMChoi Kyoung RokKarlsruher@Fortuna DusseldorfNone
Saturday8:00 AMLee Kang InMallorca@ValenciaESPN2/ESPN+
Saturday9:30 AMJeong Woo YeongFreiburg@WolfsburgESPN+
Saturday10:00 AMHwang Hee ChanWolverhampton@Leeds UtdNBCSN
Saturday2:30 PMSeo Jong MinDynamo Dresden@SchalkeNone
Sunday7:30 AMPark Kyu HyunWerder Bremen@SandhausenNone
Sunday9:00 AMHwang Ui JoBordeaux@LorientBeIN La Liga
Sunday9:00 AMSon Heung MinTottenham@West Ham UtdNBCSN
Sunday9:00 AMSuk Hyun JunTroyes@ReimsBeIN

Kim Min Jae-- Received a second yellow on the weekend so should be available to start midweek.

Hong Hyun Seok-- Didn't play this weekend so not sure if not 100%, being saved for what looks the weakest opponent in group, or what. Leaning to bench role.

Son Heung Min-- Son apparently had a false COVID positive but was cleared to play, but looked tired from international travel as his explosiveness looked muted. Fortunately, the opposition rolled over and Tottenham coasted through and Son benefited with an easy tap in goal before things got dicey from an awful own goal. Nuno may be resting his players as they had the day off so likely on the bench in order to start fresh on weekend.

Lee Jae Sung-- Came on as a sub with 20 or so to go and looked lively going forward on the right of a midfield three, as lively as one can against constant pressure by Dortmund. LJS showed impact of international duty in defending work rate, but balanced that by setting up one goal; LJS was able to head down a pass coming in too high to teammate to score. LJS also came close later with a well timed run but the incoming cross was just cleared. Unlikely not enough to join starters but hopefully keeping forward progress in earning minutes.

Choi Kyoung Rok-- Started and played almost 80 in a win. Should start.

Lee Kang In-- One of his most disappointing performances in isolation and as part of a team. For the former, LKI struggled in a match where fouls were not being called and didn't do enough on the ball. On the latter, his problems were compounded by teammates not giving the logical return ball to LKI resulting in a poor attack despite playing against 10 men. Should start against his former club.

Jeong Woo Yeong-- Jeong looked sharper on the ball with some good crosses and runs and then contributed on his own, able to find the soft spot in the opposition backline to head in a cross for the equalizer and the first Freiburg goal in their new stadium. Not a superb showing but certainly good enough to start vs. a side where Freiburg will want to attack.

Hwang Hee Chan-- Hwang started and played most of the match. I only saw first half and he looked a bit out of sync, maybe due to international travel, and certainly not helped by a poor Wolves half. Not sure how much he had a hand in comeback which would likely play into who starts this weekend. Leaning to thinking that he will start.

Seo Jong Min-- An unused sub last weekend but hopefully nearing a larger role. Not expecting a ton of minutes but hopefully stays on the bench at least.

Park Kyu Hyun-- Didn't make matchday squad and with timing, didn't get minutes with reserves either. Not sure what it will take to get a chance given side's suspect defense.

Hwang Ui Jo-- Had a gorgeous goal, scoring from some distance after a quick cut in. Also had a header off the post, and reports were these good moments were in spite of a bad Bordeaux performance. Unfortunately, Hwang twisted an ankle shortly after the goal... it doesn't sound serious but this weekend may be too soon.

Suk Hyun Jun-- Came on as a sub and likely to do so this weekend.