Week listings and previews for our Korean Players Abroad. We are back from international break, our Taeguk Warriors had a great international week with them winning 1-0 against Kuwait and 3-0 against Jamaica. We are currently leading by two points in Group G with zero conceded goals. Hopefully our players are well rested and ready for club football. U17 Chile World Cup kicks off this Saturday/Sunday(Sunday morning for me in Australia). This will be a great tournament to see our youth players shine. This will be particularly important for Barcelona B Lee Seung-Woo, as the whole world will be watching him.
|Friday||2:30PM||Park Joo-Ho||Borussia Dortmund||Mainz|
|Saturday||7:45AM||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspur||Liverpool|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Ryu Seung-Woo||Bayer Leverkusen||Hamburg|
|Saturday||10:00AM||Lee Chung-Yong||Crystal Palace||West Ham|
|Saturday||10:00AM||Yun Suk-Young||QPR||Birmingham City|
|Saturday||2:00PM||Suk Hyun-Jun||Vitoria Setubal||Coruchense|
|Monday||3:00PM||Ki Sung-Yueng||Swansea||Stoke City|
With Borussia Dortmund’s first choice left back Marcel Schmelzer out with an injury. Looks like Park Joo-Ho will get more league playing time. Park is expected to start against his former club Mainz. Both Park and Borussia Dortmund’s manager Thomas Tuchel will be facing their former clubs this week.
Son Heung-Min sustained an injury before international break, he will be out for around two to three weeks. Damn, I wanted to see Son Heung-Min and an Emre Can Bayer Leverkusen reunion.
Hong Jeong-Ho is injured again, how unfortunate as he is in top form right now.
Ji Dong-Won was great against Jamaica in the international friendly. He was like a flying Tuna (ㅠㅠ 지참치 드디어 골). Hopefully that goal helped him regain his confidence. I expect Ji to be benched this week.
Koo Ja-Cheol should start against Darmstadt.
Ryu Seung-Woo had a great international break with the Olympic team, the Olympic won twice against Olyroos (Australian Olympic team). He was a bit too aggressive at times but was definitely one of the talented players on the field. With Ryu not even making the squad list in Leverkusen, I think it’s time to move to another club or be loaned out [update: Ryu out of 18 man roster due to injury sustained in Korea U23’s 2-1 win over Australia].
Kim Jin-Su had a great game against Jamaica but recently loss his first choice position in Hoffenheim to Jeremy Toljan. But Jeremy was disappointing in the last game so hopefully Kim Jin-Su will start this week against Wolfsburg.
Lee Chung-Yong is still injured but he is recovering as he joined team training this week.
Yun Suk-Young has been playing in the U21 team. Looks like he will be fit enough to start in the league game soon.
Suk Hyun-Jun should start this week against Coruchense.
Ki Sung-Yueng and Swansea will be facing Stoke City this week. If fit, he should start.
**A lot of our KFA players are injured right now, no more injuries please.
>Tavern Owner interrupting: I’ll try to get out an update post in 24 hours, the start of group match in the U17 World Cup in Chile this weekend. First opponent in Group B: Brazil. Korea v Brazil kickoff: Saturday October 17 at 6pm US EST / 7am Korea Time.
In the US, game will be live on Fox Soccer Plus + streaming on Fox Soccer2go platform.
In Korea, game will broadcast on MBC.