Bae makes his Stoke City debut right away… and is the highest-rated player on the squad.
South Korean soccer hopeful Bae Jun-ho made his debut for Stoke City in the English Professional Soccer Championship (second division).
Bae came on as a substitute in the 26th minute of the home match against Preston North End in the fifth round of the 2023-2024 Championship at the Bet365 Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, England, on Feb. 2 (local time) and played until the end of the match.
It was his first appearance for Stoke City since officially joining the club on March 31, and his first game in the upcoming regular season.
Bae, who was active in the midfield and up front, opened the scoring in the first minute with an unstoppable right-footed strike from behind the penalty area.
In the 37th minute, he made his presence felt with a threatening header off a cross from the right flank.
At 0-2 down, he looked to find a way through the Preston defense, which was hunkered down in the penalty area, with two left-footed crosses.
“I brought him on because we needed someone who could get the ball forward quickly,” said manager Alex Neil in his post-match interview on the club’s website, “and he made a positive impact by getting the ball forward quickly.”
Local media outlet Stoke-on-Trent Live gave Bae a rating of 7, the highest in the team.
“Despite being a ‘sub’, he was active and gave the team a boost. Showed skill, pace, and more.”
Stoke City fell behind 0-2 after striker Will Keane scored in the sixth and 12th minutes of the second half.
With two wins and three losses, Stoke City (6 points) remain in 16th place in the league. Preston North End (13 points) 카지노사이트가이드 moved into first place with four wins and a draw.