This morning, social media was ablazed with comments like What a shame, what a disgrace, what nonsense, players no pride etc etc..
9 nil trashing is a tough pill to swallow especially on a professional level. However was it really that bad?
Yours truly helped to break down the numbers behind the scoreline.
Jeonbuk is owned by Hyundai Motors. I need not go into detail how much money they have. Tampines Chairman is Desmond Wong, a lawyer.
There are 3 Korean national players in Jeonbuk. (Lee Yong, Lee Ju Yong and Kim Jin Su), we know how good the Korea national team is.
Jeonbuk is 2nd in the K-league. Again, we know how good K-league is. Definitely one of the best in Asia.
Players in Jeonbuk earned an average of half a million sgd annually. Take that and swallow dudes.. For the records, Jeonbuk is the highest paying club in Korean League.
Our boys in SPL earns anything between $500 - $10000 per month. We know how many actually earns 10k. very few.
So, how to compare? Jeonbuk got the top class staff, facilities, diets, training etc Its a totally different level. There's no shame in losing 9-0 to such a powerful team.