Korean Footballers Abroad Recap Jan31 & Weekend Listing Feb4

Thanks to Korean Footballers Abroad:

Recap Jan 31st and Weekend Preview Feb 4th
Sorry about late post… on vacation. No major surprises at end of transfer window, but we’ll see what happens with Suk Hyun Jun who is stuck in no-man’s land, with loan cut short and Porto not wanting him back.

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent TV

Saturday 10:00 AM Lee Chung Yong Crystal Palace Sunderland CNBC

Saturday 12:30 PM Park Joo Ho Dortmund Leipzig Fox Sports 2

Saturday 12:30 PM Son Heung Min Tottenham Middlesbrough NBC

Saturday 2:00 PM Kwon Chang Hoon Dijon PSG BeIn

Sunday 8:30 AM Ki Sung Yueng Swansea @Man City NBCSN

Sunday 9:30 AM Ji Dong Won Augsburg Werder Bremen Fox Sports 1

Sunday 9:30 AM Koo Ja Cheol Augsburg Werder Bremen Fox Sports 1

Lee Chung Yong — Chungy also survived transfer window which I assume was his preference given that he wasn’t in midweek squad. I wasn’t sold on a move to a championship and Swansea sounded like agent talk. He’ll have to be patient for chances though he could make the squad with Sako and Schlupp out with injury.

Park Joo Ho — Out of CL squad and out of squad barring more injuries.

Son Heung Min — I was prepared for the worst as he was subbed off, but I don’t think he was poor. He had trouble making chances for himself and was on the wrong page once or twice, but he was also putting together some great passes, particularly creating the best chance of the game in Wanyama’s miss. We’ll see if Pochettino goes with Son who was great vs Middlesbrough last time around or goes with the lineup that had produced well before Sunderland. I’m leaning to latter with Son on the bench but only slightly.

Kwon Chang Hoon — Paperwork sorted but his fitness I guess isn’t up to par so is out this weekend. Disappointing given that he should have been preparing better on his own.

Ki Sung Yueng — A lackluster sub appearance as he looked slow and sloppy. Since results are going their way, Ki will most likely be on the bench.

Ji Dong Won — We’ll see what position he’s at but I think he will start. With Altintop scoring, probably remain out wide.

Koo Ja Cheol — Same goes with Koo and with Leitner added to the mix, some uncertainty on how the various midfield roles setup.

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