Coach's praise for Leo and Toni

 

Kyu Sub Bang (Leo) and Donggyu Lee (Toni) settling in to the Jets' squad at Wolter Park

 

Impressive start by Jets' new signings

 

JETS’ will have South Korean firepower this season with the arrival of Leo and Toni.


Kyu Sub Bang (nicknamed Leo) and Donggyu Lee (nicknamed Toni) made their debuts just before Christmas in the 1-1 draw with Loganholme.


There was a goal-scoring debut from Leo that night and he will be hoping to get a chance repeat the feat on Saturday when Grange visit Wolter Park, kick-off 7.30pm.


Left-winger Leo is 25 and has played in Germany with SC Muffendorf, in the national division five. Toni, 23, plays in central midfield and was with Gukje Cyber University in the Korean University League.


Jets’ head coach Dave Harris said: “The Korean guys technically very, very good, they just have to learn our style of play.


“What we’ve seen they are fantastic on the ball, they work in both directions and they can thread the needle as well, so we’ve been quite pleased with what we’ve seen and they will fit in well.


“They will be pushing for spots and one of the pleasing things all the signings have bought to the team is there’s plenty of healthy competition for positions. They know the guy next to them is vying for their spot.”


Leo, who came to Australia with Toni, has ambitions to play in Australia’s top level. “I hope to play A-League and the NPL is a starting point.


“This club is a very good environment. I was to try and improve as a player, do my best for this club and try to score more than 10 goals (this season).”


Like Leo, Toni is hoping to improve his English while playing here. “This is my first time in Australia and I love the training sessions with Dave (Harris), Adam (Piddick) and Billy (Ingledew)," he said.


“I am looking to get experience, get to know my team-mates and aiming for a higher level.”