Korean Footballers Abroad with the weekend listing [already one game played, Koo with an assist, but Augsburg go down 1-3. against Leverkusen today. Ji subbed in, having some difficulty as of late].
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Park Joo Ho||Dortmund||Wolfsburg||Fox Soccer Plus|
|Saturday||11:00 AM||Kwon Chang Hoon||Dijon||@Lyon||BeIn Connect|
|Sunday||9:00 AM||Son Heung Min||Tottenham||@Fulham (Cup)||Fox Sports 1|
Son Heung Min — What a frustrating match as Tottenham was so awful in defense and the middle of the pitch that all their offensive players suffered. At times Son was the best threat as he often is vs Klopp with his pace being an effective counterattack vs Liverpool’s aggressive play but Son couldn’t finish his chances and was poor with the ball in other situations. But the chances to get touches on the ball were so small so hard to blame him more than any other attacker who also struggled.
Tavern Owner> I didn’t see Thursday’s Europa League loss 0-1 at Gent, Spurs still not firing on all cylinders apparently. Son came on late, and to the best of my knowledge, didn’t have enough time to make impact. Both Erickson and Son subbed in, which indicates both may start the FA Cup match against Fulham on Sunday.
Koo Ja Cheol — Bad news is that he missed out last weekend with ankle injury (I assume same one that has bothered him over past year), and Augsburg really missed his presence in the middle. The good news is that he’s on pace to return. If he’s healthy, he should start but not certain yet if he’s 100%.
Ji Dong Won — Moved back to a central role, like Son, Ji suffered for problems in the buildup as he was reduced to a target man for deep balls. He was otherwise invisible and was taken off at HT. With Koo coming back and Finnbogason coming near, Ji will have to start re-earning his spot in the starting XI but I think he will this weekend.
Park Joo Ho — Not in squad and probably not this weekend either but haven’t been keeping tabs of what happening.
Kwon Chang Hoon — A disappointing unused sub, maybe he gets his debut this weekend.
Lee Chung Yong — Left off squad again but also not to blame for another sad loss.
Ki Sung Yueng — Remains out with knee injury. Hopefully extended break due to being out of FA Cup means that his return is close.
Tavern Owner intruding> Choi Kyong-Rok scored for St Pauli, they get a boost winning 2-0 against Dynamo. They move off the bottom of the 2.Bundesliga table and now in 16th. Choi did get injured, not sure what his status is at the moment. Cha Du-ri was watching the game and instagrammed Choi’s goal from his view watching the tele!
Extra Time: Lee Kang-in for his Valencia academy squad got a hat trick. Sick stuff, his trajectory seems fairly high at this point.