While his debut may have fallen through, his continued inclusion in the first-team roster is a positive, and we could soon see Kim Ji-Soo in a Brentford shirt on the Premier League stage.
Brentford defeated Burnley 3-0 in the ninth round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (PL) at the GTEK Community Stadium in London, England, on Nov. 21 at 11 p.m. ET. Brentford moved to 14th place with 10 points (W2 D4 L3).
Kim Ji-Soo made the roster. Kim Ji-soo has been one of the top prospects in the Korean Football League (K League) since his time at Seongnam FC, where he showed his competitiveness and potential at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, attracting interest from European teams. He joined Brentford last summer. After playing in B-team matches and training with the first team, Kim developed his skills and earned a spot on the roster against Manchester United.
At Old Trafford, Kim was unfortunately left off the bench. Brentford played well and kept Matthias Jensen’s goal in regulation time before conceding two goals to Scott McTominay in second-half stoppage time to lose 1-2. With the game tightly contested, head coach Thomas Frank made no changes to his defense and responded to United by shuffling his attack and midfield. Kim Ji-Soo remained on the bench.
He was in the starting lineup against Burnley. Frank went with a back four again, with Vitali Janelt, Ethan Pinnock, Nathan Collins, and Christopher Ayew in defense. Brentford took the lead in the 25th minute through a Yoannes Wissa goal and pressured a shaky Burnley defense throughout. Brian Mbomo added a second in the 17th minute to tilt the game in Brentford’s favor.
Brentford gained a numerical advantage when Connor Roberts was sent off for accumulated cautions. Brentford made a defensive change, bringing on Mas Lorsleu for Ayer, and added Saman Godos to bolster the midfield after Roberts’ dismissal. Godoy scored a fantastic goal to make it 3-0. The game was completely in Brentford’s favor, but Kim Ji-Soo was still on the bench. 온라인카지노
In the 43rd minute, Neil Mouffe came off and Michael Olakigbe came on. Olakigbe was born in 2004, the same year as Kim Ji-Soo. The match ended 3-0. While the team was able to end their winless streak and turn things around with a big win, Kim Ji-Soo must have been disappointed to be benched for the second game in a row.
Still, it’s a positive that he continues to make the first team roster. A representative of Kim Ji-soo told ‘Interfootball’ in August, “Brentford officials praised him for his adaptability and training attitude. He is improving his English language skills and is being supported by the Brentford club,” and said, “First of all, I will do my best to adapt and prepare without any impatience until Christmas.”
Kim’s impatience for a first-team call-up has served its purpose. Now he’s waiting for his PL debut, and for the second game in a row, his chances have come up short. Despite the disappointment, all signs are positive. It shows that he’s on Frank’s radar and that he’s considered a first-team option.