Adelaide United has sent an assistant coach on a Korean spying mission ahead of its knockout Asian Champions League match.
The Reds host Korea’s Jeonbuk Motors on May 12 in Adelaide, the winner progressing to the quarter-finals in the lucrative competition.
Assistant coach Phil Stubbins has been deployed to Korea this weekend to scout Jeonbuk in their domestic league.
“He will bring as much information back as he can,” Adelaide coach Aurelio Vidmar said.
“If he comes back and gives us information about formation, who their key players are, we’ve already got a good understanding of how good they are.
“So it’s going to be a tough game but he’ll bring back as much information as he possibly can.”
Vidmar said United’s injury-free status would result in serious selection issues.
“It’s always tough, but it’s a nice area to be in because we’ve got a fantastic squad, and you look at training this morning, the session was super competitive and everyone really wants to play,” he said.
“The spirit is tremendous.
“We just need that final week now where we need everyone concentrated, the energy levels need to be high, and I’m sure if we can do that and go out really fresh, then we can win this game.”