Son Heung Min – Featured in 2 friendlies since last update.
Ryu Seung Woo – Serving his 3 match suspension
Overview: Son Heung Min was the main focus when Leverkusen played FC Seoul. Played 90 minutes and had some nice passing sequence. As for Leverkusen’s performance in general? Very disappointing but they had issues with humidity, heat, and travel according to Schade, Voeller, and Roger Schmidt. Humidity played a large role in Leverkusen’s slack/slow pressing and the interchange between 4 attacking players weren’t as chaotic compared to previous friendlies.
For the 2nd friendly, you can watch the full replay from here.
Koo Ja Cheol – 2 Europa League games, 1 assist and 1 goal as LW
Park Joo Ho – 2 Europa League games and as starting LB
Overview: Mainz crashes out of Europa League after losing 3-2 on aggregate to Asteras Tripoli. Koo Ja Cheol scores an impressive goal in the 2nd match.
Ji Dong Won – 2 friendlies, 2 goals and 1 assist
Overview: Dortmund are currently experimenting with 4-4-2 diamond formation they utilized since the 2nd half of last season. So far, Ji has played as CAM or withdrawn 2nd/support forward with freedom to roam. Dortmund’s next friendly will be against Liverpool and the game will be live on NBCSN to American residents on Sunday Aug 10 at 7am EST. The following fixture for Dortmund on Wednesday August 13 will be a date with Bayern Munich for the German Supercup.
Hong Jeong Ho – Nursing an injury.
Kim Jin Su – 1 friendly, started and played 60 mins as LB
Bundesliga 2/Reserve/Youth players
Choi Kyoung Rok – Started 2 games for FC St Pauli II
Park Jung Bin – Absent in season opener for KSC
Kim Dong Su – Started and played full 90 mins for HSV II
Roan Kwon – Yet to feature for HSV II
Kim Jin Su – Yet to feature for FCA II
Suk Hyun Jun – 2 goals. Consistently started or featured with starters from previous season.
Han Kook Young – Is reported to leave Kashiwa Reysol to join QSL club (new club is unknown atm).
Yoon Jung Hwan – Resigns as manager of Sagan Tosu (1st in J-league). It is rumored he will join KNT as coach by Japanese media.