Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Midweek Preview Mar 1 and Recap Feb 23

Short turnaround sigh with midweek cup action. Didn't get to watching all of Hwang Hee Chan outing though there's a chance to watch Choi Kyoung Rok who's fresh off a goal on the weekend Wednesday in the cup on ESPN3.


Son Heung Min -- Tottenham go to Middlesbrough for FA Cup at 2:55 PM on ESPN+ - Much better from Son though still feels quite far from his best though much due to the lack of need with Tottenham getting ahead early. Against Bielsa's go for broke approach, Son often got behind Leeds' back line but his direct impact didn't result in fruition until he scored before being subbed off. Its a lot of minutes but a tough opponent, no match until Monday and Tottenham's last chance for hardware so Son should start.


Lee Kang In -- Mallorca hosts Real Sociedad at 3PM on ESPN+ - Lee Kang In again was only subbed on late with Kubo playing well and Garcia's reluctance to have both of them on at the same time barring desperate need. Starting off on the left, he didn't really create much though he moved more centrally and was able to at least help in the buildup even if his defensive work was poor. At some point I would think that Garcia has to start Lee Kang In and off two losses and a short week, perhaps this is the time but not convinced given lack of minutes lately.

Jeong Woo Yeong -- Freiburg travel to Bochum for DFB Pokal at 2:45 PM on ESPN3 - Jeong started and was a good showing playing more as a 10 rather than a second forward. In this role, his recent problems with the final ball were de-emphasized while his work and speed provided an outlet in the transition. And despite said problems, Jeong had a near assist with a great pass to setup a chance that led to a PK. Jeong did slow down a bit in the second half though the biggest downside was how well the subs played making future starts a bit more questionable. Decent chance of starting though rest for the weekend is also possible.


Hwang Hee Chan -- As mentioned, I only saw some but HHC's largest contributions were in the middle in a fairly quiet showing. Apparently had a great chance to score but didn't take it.

Lee Dong Jun -- Came on as a sub and though I was watching the match, didn't see a chance for him to score and soon it was all Freiburg.

Lee Jae Sung -- Started and was decent though far from great. LJS was strongest around the halfway line, providing a decent target both in terms of positioning and his touches under pressure to keep the attack going. Mainz were not playing that fluidly and as a result LJS was somewhat limited outside a few decent runs.

Hwang Ui Jo -- Started in a loss and didn't sound like he played well.