Week Listings for our Korean Players Abroad August 22-25

European football is back. We are into match day three for EPL and match day two for the Bundesliga.

Day Time (ET) Player Club Opponent
Saturday 9:30AM Kim Jin-Su Hoffenheim Bayern Munich
Saturday 9:30AM Hong Jeong-Ho Augsburg Frankfurt
Saturday 9:30AM Ji Dong-Won Augsburg Frankfurt
Saturday 9:30AM Son Heung-Min Bayer Leverkusen Hannover
Saturday 9:30AM Ryu Seung-Woo Bayer Leverkusen Hannover
Saturday 10:00AM Ki Sung Yueng Swansea City Sunderland
Saturday 10:00AM Lee Chung-Yong Crystal Palace Aston Villa
Sunday 11:30AM Park Joo-Ho Mainz Borussia Monchengladbach
Sunday 11:30AM Koo Ja-Cheol Mainz Borussia Monchengladbach
Sunday 12:00AM Yun Suk-Young QPR Rotherham United
Tuesday 5:00AM Suk Hyun-Jun Vitoria Setubal Académic

Kim Jin-Su and Hoffenheim will be facing Bayern Munich this week. It will be one of the toughest games for him. I expect Kim Jin-Su to start.

Hong Jeong-Ho and Ji Dong-Won will be playing against Frankfurt this week. I expect Hong Jeong-Ho to start as he is in top form and was named their best player by Who Scored last week. I don’t think Ji Dong-Won will even make a bench appearance this week as he sustained an injury while training. (Oh Ji… )

Even though Son Heung-Min hasn’t been in top form these couple of weeks I expect he will start. Bayer Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt said he trust Son and he has been doing well in training. Maybe Ryu Seung-Woo will get a bench appearance this week, there’s more competition in Leverkusen now with new signings, Julian Brandt doing so well and the return of Robbie Kruse. (Krusey is back from his injury sustained during the Asian Cup match against South Korea.)

Ki Sung-Yueng is back to training with Swansea after sustaining a minor injury against Chelsea FC. Swansea manager Gary Monk said Ki is available and may start against Sunderland.

Lee Chung-Yong was subbed on last week against Arsenal. I expect another bench appearance from him this week.

Both Park Joo-Ho and Koo Ja-Cheol made bench appearances last week against newly promoted Ingolstadt. Park Joo-Ho impressed in preseason, I expect him to start against Borussia Monchengladbach and maybe a bench appearance for Koo Ja-Cheol.

Yun Suk-Young is still injured.

Finally, Suk Hyun-Jun returns to the Korean National team. Kind of, he is on the preliminary squad list for the World Cup Qualifiers and International friendlies for next month. Suk Hyun-Jun provided an assist last week against Boavista. I expect he will start.

 

2 Comments

  1. There is something not right about SHM. He is either injured or being transferred. Does anyone have any insight?

    I been observing our boys for the last sixteen years and generally there have been a tremendous progress in terms of fitness and technical ability. One missing ingredient is physicality. Prime example is LCY and KImbo. Our boys get knocked down too easy.

  2. Physicality can’t be blamed in the 2 you named. They’re both smaller guys to begin with.

    Its guys like Koo or Ji I have issues with. Koo in particular has a penchant for always being on the ground and Ive frankly given up on the guy as a hopeful. He’s totally overrated and I feel a bit bad for the guys following his every move in BS. Its like watching sand being made.

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