Although still a relative unknown in Blighty, in his native South Korea he is a superstar.
On Saturday, Bolton’s new 21-year-old South Korean signing Lee Chung-Yong netted his first League goal since his Â£2.2m summer arrival from FC Seoul to earn the Trotters a valuable three points in their battle to stay in the Premier League. A free-kick from Matty Taylor cannoned off the post before rebounding to the South Korean to put the visitors back in front minutes before the fulltime whistle.
Lee’s winner, with arrived four minutes from time, allowed the South Korean to atone for a dreadful miss and for giving the ball away in the build-up to Kevin Phillips’s goal which appeared to have earned the Midlanders a point.
It had been an eventful half-hour for the substitute midfielder who had also squandered a chance to put his team two goals ahead when he rounded Hart and rolled his shot wide. Individual match highlights of Lee Chung-Yong’s performance against Birmingham can be seen here.
As a bonus, we also have a video capturing Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance for Real Madrid in the 3-nil victory over Tenerife from Saturday night.
Ronaldo’s amazing goalscoring run finally came to against the minnows but that wasn’t for a want of trying. Always a threat, CR9 was frustrated by Tenerife keeper Aragonenses who did particularly well to deny the forward after he skipped past several challenges and fired a bullet on target with the shot-stopper did well to turn aside.