French pro Soccer League 1 Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) had a tug-of-war with the Korea Football Association over the selection of ‘soccer genius’ Lee Kang-in (22) to the Hangzhou Asian Games. Coach Hwang Seon-hong of the men’s national soccer team, who is aiming for a third straight Asian Games title, was desperate for ‘ace’ Lee Kang-in to join him early, but PSG also hoped that ‘freshman’ Lee Kang-in, who joined this summer, would fully recover from the injury suffered last month and contribute even a little to the team’s strength before leaving. I hoped for. This problem was resolved when PSG decided to invite Lee Kang-in to the national team after playing the first leg of the important 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage. The reason they ‘pushed’ over Lee Kang-in is because his talent is outstanding.
About 10 minutes was enough for Lee Kang-in, who returned from injury after about a month, to show his presence. Lee Kang-in appeared as a substitute in the first match against Borussia Dortmund (Germany) in the UCL group stage, Group F, held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France on the 20th, and showed off his brilliant moves, contributing to the team’s 2-0 win. Lee Kang-in now heads to Hangzhou, China to hunt for the Asian Games gold medal.
Lee Kang-in, who focused on rehabilitation after a left thigh injury on the 22nd of last month, was substituted for left midfielder Vitinya in the 34th minute of the second half when the team was ahead 2-0. Although it was a short period of time, Lee Kang-in showed off his unique ability to break pressure and his attacking instincts through sharp forward passes. In the 37th minute of the second half, in a counterattack situation, he received a pass with an exquisite turn and delivered the ball to Kylian Mbappe. In addition, he showed off his individual skills by beating the opposing defender during a counterattack in the 45th minute of the second half, and also showed off a fantastic heel pass in extra time in the second half.토토사이트
Lee Kang-in, who showed good condition on the UCL stage, will now arrive in China on the afternoon of the 21st and join the Asian Games national team.
Lee Kang-in’s joining is like adding wings to Hwang Seon-hong, who has a good atmosphere. The national team began its journey toward its third consecutive Asian Games title by defeating Kuwait 9-0 in the first game of the group stage held the previous day. Jung Woo-young (24, Stuttgart) made a great performance with a hat trick, and in addition, Jo Young-wook (24, Gimcheon Sangmu) scored multiple goals, Eom Won-sang (24, Ulsan), Park Jae-yong (23, Jeonbuk) and Ahn Jae-jun (22, scored one goal each). Bucheon) and Baek Seung-ho (26, Jeonbuk) all scored goals to improve their condition. With the addition of Lee Kang-in, the national team’s momentum is expected to skyrocket. Lee Kang-in is expected to appear in the final group match against Bahrain on the 24th at the earliest.
Lee Jae-ik (24, Seoul E-Land), who was with Lee Kang-in in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup runner-up, said, “I happen to be sharing a room with Kang-in. “He is already telling me not to take away his bed,” he said. “When Kangin comes, the synergy effect becomes even greater. “I know how big he is to our team,” he said, expressing his expectations. Choi Jun (24, Busan), a fellow U-20 World Cup member, also welcomed Kang-in, saying, “I think we can do better because Kangin is a player who can adapt to everything we need.”
Korea, which is at the top of Group E with 3 points, can secure an early advance to the round of 16 with 2 wins if it wins against Thailand on the 21st.