And he would be if the idiot who managed Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors before us hadn’t let him leave on loan.
Considering when I took over there were very few mature strikers at the club I have no idea why the ex-manager chose to make this now clearly ridiculous decision.
It does not stop there though. He sold well-known Venezuela midfielder, Tomas Rincon, at 28, to Torino in Italy.
Despite apparent efforts to sabotage the club’s success by previous staff I am delighted with how we have done in my first year in charge. We are currently third in the league with nine games remaining, only a point behind Chunnam Dragons in second, well on course to qualify for the Asian Champions League group stage (the top four teams qualify).
And while only a few wins ago it looked like a bridge too far a top three or even top two finish looks on the cards.
I am working on the below tactic as, after being forced to play three-at-the-back lately due to injuries to our full backs and a lack of squad depth, we have found some success with it.
I had employed attacking tactics earlier in the season but following a 7-0 humiliation at the hands of Pohang and their Paraguayan striker, Federico Santander who scored four goals, I felt I had to change things and happily we won the next four games.
Santander is certainly a transfer target of mine. I was yearning to get this season out of the way and strengthen the squad when we were struggling to make the top four and even though our form has taken a turn for the better I cannot wait to make some additions.
Here is Santander’s profile: