Son Heung-min, Minamino, Taremi and more: Vote for your AFC International Player of the Week!
Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s stars shone as bright as ever, with every corner of Europe, and almost every position on the pitch, producing outstanding individual performances.
Mana Iwabuchi produced a goal for the ages, Son Heung-min and Jeong Woo-yeong flew the flag for Korea Republic, while Takumi Minamino and Mat Ryan both made impressive debuts for new Premier League clubs. Plus, Mehdi Taremi and Sam Kerr continued their exceptional form in front of goal.
But who was the best of them all? There were so many worthy contenders this week that our usual perfect 10 has expanded to become a dream dozen.
Study the shortlist below, based on performances from February 4 to 10, and don’t forget to vote for the player you consider the most deserving.
Korea Republic's Lee Seung-woo moves to Portimonense
Kuala Lumpur: Korea Republic international Lee Seung-woo has joined Portuguese side Portimonense on loan until the end of the season from Belgian club Sint Truiden.
The 23-year-old joins a Portimonense squad with a strong Asian flavour, containing Japanese trio Keisuke Honda, Koki Anzai and Kosuke Nakamura as well as Jafar Salmani from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Lee, who was a member of the Korea Republic squad that appeared at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals and was also a gold medal winner at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, played 13 times this season for Sint Truiden, scoring twice.