Week listings for our Korean Players Abroad. We are back from international break, congratulations to our Taeguk Warriors for winning 8-0 against Laos and 3-0 against Lebanon. Many things happened during this break. Son Heung-Min joined Tottenham Hotspurs, Park Joo-Ho joined Borussia Dortmund and Koo Ja-Cheol returns to Augsburg. There are now three Korean players in Augsburg Hong Jeong-Ho, Ji Dong-Won and Koo Ja-Cheol.
|Saturday||6:30AM||Yun Suk-Young||Queens Park Rangers||Nottingham|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Hong Jeong-Ho||Augsburg||Bayern Munich|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Ji Dong-Won||Augsburg||Bayern Munich|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Koo Ja-Cheol||Augsburg||Bayern Munich|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Ryu Seung-Woo||Bayern Leverkusen||Darmstadt|
|Saturday||9:30AM||Park Joo-Ho||Borussia Dortmund||Hannover|
|Saturday||10:00AM||Lee Chung-Yong||Crystal Palace||Manchester City|
|Sunday||8:30AM||Son Heung-Min||Tottenham Hotspurs||Sunderland|
|Sunday||9:30AM||Kim Jin-Su||Hoffenheim||Werder Bremen|
|Sunday||11:00AM||Suk Hyun-Jun||Vitoria Setubal||Maritimo|
Yun Suk-Young has regained his fitness, he has being playing some games with the U21 team during the international break and is ready to return to the full squad. I expect a bench appearance for him this week.
Hong Jeong-Ho, Ji Dong-Won and Koo Ja-Cheol will face Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich this week in the Bavarian derby. Kicker expects Hong Jeong-Ho and Koo Ja-Cheol to start, bench appearance for Ji Dong-Won. Augsburg won two out of three last games against Bayern and Hong Jeong-Ho even scored a goal against them in the Telekom Cup. Hopefully Hong Jeong-Ho can shine and even score a goal against Bayern this week. This will be my game to watch.
Ryu Seung-Woo and Bayer Leverkusen will face newly promoted Darmstadt this week. I expect a bench appearance for Ryu.
Finally a decent Korean player joined Borussia Dortmund. Yay! Park joined training yesterday but I expect a bench appearance for him as he just returned from Lebanon.
Ki Sung-Yueng will face Watford this week. The news of Ki travelling up to 13,000 miles during international break became a hot issue both in England and Korea. Fans want Ki to rest this match but as Ki is a vital player some want him to start. I think it depends on his condition. But I expect a bench appearance for him.
I expect a bench appearance for Lee Chung-Yong this week against Manchester City.
There are many rumours saying Son Heung-Min will make his debut this week against Sunderland. He has been training with the team and his working visa got approved so I expect he will start this week.
Kim Jin-Su and Hoffenheim will face Werder Bremen this week. I expect Kim to start. Hopefully Hoffenheim can take home all three points this game. They are only on one point so I really hope they will win this game.
Suk Hyun-Jun has been great with Vitoria, he has scored three goals in three matches I expect he will start.
Hey Nicole, thanks for this! Son –I thought I heard b/c of the paperwork is still being filed at the eng FA, that he might not make an appearance yet – but who knows – maybe he will get on the 18 man squad.
Scratch what I just typed, looks like Son’s available. Muy bien!
Hey guys! I’m currently travelling through Europe and booked a Barca game for the 20th at Nou Camp!
I’m wondering, does anyone have a clue about maybe going to their training sessions or possibly seeing the Korean youth players? Or are they definitely not there anymore?
Pretty sure only Paik Seung-ho is there.
Any idea what’ll happen with the other two?
Far as I know both will stay in Korea and re-join Barça when transfer ban is lifted and they turn 18 next year.
Are they allowed to train/play with other teams though?
@Joon Kim: admittedly I’m not sure about rules in Korea or by FIFA regarding unaffliated players participating in team practices. Obviously they cannot play in any official games unless they sign a contract (which they can do with Korean teams).
I don’t imagine Lee Seung-woo will do much since he’ll spend next month with the U17 team. Once he’s out the K League will be ending so he’ll probably just train with a personal trainer or something to stay in shape and then re-join Barça in January.
Jang is another story since he won’t turn 18 until April (I think). I think he’ll need to wait until the summer widow to sign (or can free agents sign whenever?). Either way without a club he’s facing an extended time without action.
Ffs. The one time in three years I’ve been following them, and I’m in Europe and they’re impossible to see.