SteveW wrote:SaintsCanada wrote:I agree with Ahn on almost all points. Except I do wish there was a bit more experience in the squad. But sometimes that's cyclical, and if the KFA are willing to stick with Hong, it could work out perfectly in 2018 as the "London Boys" all come into their prime at the same time.
I also agree about Park Chu-Young. Anybody who says even a non match-fit Park isn't one of Korea's best 23 players is out of their mind/doesn't understand soccer properly.
I would personally be planning to start KSW in between Son and LCY in the warmups and Russia matches (this all depends on performance, injury, etc.), but Park is still the proper choice to round out the striking corps, and could chime in with an important goal at some point in the tournament.
Depending on how he wants to line up it may be Son, Koo, Lee Keun Ho and Kim Bo Kyung as the attacking players.
Actually a lot of flexibility in the squad as Ji Dong Won can also lead the line. PCY could be dropped slightly deeper into the #10 role also.
Be interested how he lines up for the warmup matches
Agreed about PCY being able to play as the AM/second striker. However, if he's not match-fit, it's probably better to bring him off the bench wherever he slots in.
KSW is twice the striker Lee Geun-Ho is. KSW dominates Korean domestic football, Lee has been nothing special in the top-flight, nor did he look special when I saw him last year in the cup.