There was a bit of hype going into this past weekend, especially considering that KJC, PJH, and SHM had just moved to new clubs. KJC and SHM started right away, PJH not so. KJC had a good game vs Bayern Munich of all teams, SHM less so. Though almost all our KPA affiliated clubs lost, and Hong Jeong Ho got injured AGAIN, we still saw some optimism from this weekend, notably from KJC and SHJ.
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This week was a little funny. First of all, almost all the teams lost. Hoffenheim conceded two goals in two minutes… in extra time (90+1 and 90+2). Augsburg were winning for much of the match 1-0 but conceded one then conceded a VERY question penalty in the 88th minute allowing Bayern to win somehow. Leverkusen and Swansea lost to two “weaker” teams, while Suk HJ lost to his old team Maritimo. I thought Tottenham would lose to Sunderland because 1. they were awful and 2. got saved by the post but somehow they ended up winning through the new England call-up Ryan Mason.
About Son’s debut. I think it was a little disappointing but we should be glad that he didn’t make any big mistakes. After all, Harry Kane and Chadli were just as bad – the Tottenham chemistry is just nonexistent. Surely once SHM acclimates he can start performing better. He did have some nice moments and he didn’t fail ridiculously at set pieces: he had two very nice freekicks, though he also had two cringe-worthy corners where 1. it was way too low and fell to the feet of the first defender and 2. he did a short corner but kicked it too far wide and went out.
I didn’t expect KJC to start right away, but he did, and had a really good game. Augsburg is where home is I guess. Click here for his assist!
Also if you haven’t noticed, Suk Hyun Jun is on FIRE! He now has 4 goals in 4 games, and he scored in 3 of those. He’s been far more impressive for V. de Setubal than for the KNT, meaning he should start to play better with the KNT once he gels with the team a bit more.
Also… congratulations to Ki Sung Yong on becoming a father! Han Hye Jin yesterday gave birth to a daughter. Future WKNT member? (though let’s remember that KSY specifically said he doesn’t want his daughter to go into football)