Cho Kwang-rae's eagerness to incorporate another striker in the form of Suk Hyun-jun is a good step forward in addressing the tactical enigma that Park is and I would hope that Lacombe follows suit now that Monaco have acquired Malonga. Perhaps we will see M'Bokani in a central role up front and Park withdrawn.
I hope that Lacombe hasn't resorted to the short term solution of putting PJY on the wings or benching him for his poor scoring form. Niculae has scored but he is in poor form and I would rather see what PJY can do with a competent partner, either as a striker or in the hole.
We'll just have to see after the international break what Lacombe intends to do with Park. He seems to be too narrow minded tactically to do anything than play defensively with a 4-5-1 or 4-4-2. I just hope its for the best because it seems that Monaco prevented PJY from going anywhere this past transfer window.
You make an excellent point olijolly. Lacombe's putting Park on the wings is what happened with Ricardo to try and vary things in attack -- it failed and apparently history has repeated itself now. Many Monaco fans on different forums have taken note that Park on the wing is a failed enterprise. They like how he was able to track back and support his midfielders but noted that it essentially takes him out of making dangerous runs into the box and getting into good positions. It doesn't help that Lacombe has a reputation as an aggressively obdurate coach either. Hopefully Malonga will work out.
I see glimpses of potential in Aubameyang -- he has some really good pace and moves but is somewhat immature in possession. For a team that really lacks wide penetration from its wingers and good deliveries in to the boxes without having to cut back, Aubameyang has a huge role to play but can be a bit selfish at times.