Week listings and previews for our Korean Players Abroad. Europa League was on this week, love the Europa League as many of our Koreans play in it. This week’s games were quite exciting, Park Joo-Ho finally started for Borussia Dortmund (even though Borussia Dortmund lost), Son Heung-Min provided two assists, Augsburg Hong Jeong-Ho returns from his injury and scores a goal. Additionally, with today’s win Augsburg qualifies for next round of Europa League in their first time of entering the competition. Match to watch this week: Suk Hyun Jun’s Vitoria Setubal vs Benfica.
|Saturday||9:30 AM||Kim Jin-Su||Hoffenheim||Hannover|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Lee Chung-Yong||Crystal Palace||Southampton|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Yun Suk-Young||QPR||Burnley|
|Saturday||10:00 AM||Ki Sung-Yueng||Swansea City||@Manchester City|
|Saturday||12:30 PM||Ryu Seung-Woo||Bayer Leverkusen||Borussia Monchengladbach|
|Saturday||3:45 PM||Suk Hyun-Jun||Vitoria Setubal||Benfica|
|Sunday||9:30 AM||Hong Jeong-Ho||Augsburg||Schalke|
|Sunday||9:30 AM||Ji Dong-Won||Augsburg||Schalke|
|Sunday||9:30 AM||Koo Ja-Cheol||Augsburg||Schalke|
|Sunday||11:00 AM||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspur||Newcastle|
|Sunday||11:30 AM||Park Joo-Ho||Borussia Dortmund||Eintracht Frankfurt|
Kim Jin-Su has been a regular starter these last couple of weeks, he should start against Hannover.
Lee Chung-Yong didn’t even make squad list last week, I expect a bench appearance for him this week against Southampton. Should Chungy make a move elsewhere? Please comment below.
Yun Suk-Young wasn’t featured last week against Reading, with a new manager I expect a bench appearance or out of squad list this week.
So Gary Monk got sacked, we all saw it coming. What will happened to Swansea now? Swansea is facing Manchester City this week. This won’t be easy for them, as Ki Sung-Yeung is a vital player I expect him to start.
Ryu Seung-Woo was left out in both league game and Champions League. Everyone knows Leverkusen is struggling a lot these days, with tensions rising (wink wink Chicharito and Bellarabi). I expect Ryu will not make squad list this week too.
Suk Hyun-Jun scored his 6th and 7th goal for Vitoria Setubal last week, Suk is in great form. He should start against Benfica.
I didn’t expect Hong Jeong-Ho to be back from his injury so quickly, he was subbed on against Partizan Belgrade. As soon as he came on, he scored Augsburg’s first goal and made a super save. Good to see Hong back, he is important to Augsburg. Now we can enjoy more Europa League matches with Hong, Ji and Koo in them.
I expect Ji Dong-Won to either start or to be on the bench against Schalke this week. This will be quite challenging for Augsburg as they need a win or draw to stay out of relegation position.
Koo Ja-Cheol has been a regular starter, he should start against Schalke.
Son Heung-Min started as striker in Harry Kane’s position today against Monaco. He also provided two assists but with Lamela performing so well I expect Sonny to start or make bench appearance against Newcastle.
Park Joo-Ho started in the Europa League against POAK Thessaloniki, according who Whoscored he was their second best player of the match after Mat Hummels. Good to see Park getting some proper game time. I expect a bench appearance for him this week against Frankfurt. On the side note, Cha Du-Ri recently visited his former club Eintracht Frankfurt this week. Maybe Cha will be watching this game.