Seung-won Lee: Scouting Report by Nene Afadzinu
WEIGHT: 66 KG
Seung-won Lee is an all-action central midfielder. Predominantly right footed and rarely uses his left foot. Average height for his position. Slim and mobile. Strong runner with the ball.
He has very good ball control and a great first touch. Excellent close control and can weave past multiple challenges with forementioned close control and balance. More than capable of taking on and beating his man with skill. Does not dwell on the ball and is a purposeful dribbler, beating his man to create separation for a pass or a shot. Great vision and technique to see and execute a wide range of passes. Capable of beating defensive lines with his passing or close control. Reliable in possession and rarely gives the ball away cheaply. Is deadly from set pieces with pinpoint accuracy on his deliveries. Has confidence in his technique and will shoot from distance when given the space and the time, with mixed results. Composed finisher and picks his spot in the goal.
Has played as the attacking midfielder in a 4231, on the right side of a central midfield pairing in a 343, 4411, and 442, and on the right side of a central midfield trio in a 433. Always makes himself available to receive possession. Able to dictate the tempo of his team’s play. Very intelligent with his movement off the ball, finding space and exploiting it. Makes a variety of runs from midfield and is quite productive with the underlapping half-space runs he makes when playing on the right of a trio. Picks up good positions in the box to receive possession. Shows a lot of awareness of where his teammates and opponents are at all times. Covers a lot of ground in and out of possession.
Presses relentlessly to regain possession for his side. Loves a duel and is not afraid to get stuck in. Often times his tackles well. Has a good leap and can compete in aerial duels. Able to hold his own physically and is not easily shrugged off the ball. High intelligence showcased by his anticipation and reading of the game, leading to him making multiple interceptions and blocks.
Wears his heart on his sleeve and gives his all for the cause. Equanimous in possession. Very vocal and shows great leadership qualities. Decision making is occasionally erratic.
|Running With The Ball||10|
|Movement Off The Ball||10|
|Effort To Win The Ball Back||10|
|Bravery – Physical||9|
|Bravery – Mental||9|
ABILITY = 247/290= 85%
80 – 89% = Good player in a top league
Lee has the ability to be a key player for a top team in the Bundesliga, Premier League, or La Liga. He needs to improve his weak foot ability, decision making, and physicality if he is to reach his potential or even surpass it and become one of the best midfielders in the world.