Perfect ball control’ Parisian Lee Kang-in is finally back! ‘Hwang Seon-hong decided to join Asian Games on the 13th’

Parisian’ Lee Kang-in is about to return to the field. This is extremely welcome news for Hwang Seon-hong, who will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) shared a special video through the club’s SNS on the 12th (Korean time). Lee Kang-in, who left the team due to injury, finally returned to the training ground. Lee Kang-in worked hard for his return, not only through indoor cycling training but also by directly controlling the ball on the grass.

Last month, PSG announced, “Lee Kang-in has suffered an injury to his left quadriceps area and will receive treatment until the end of his international break.” Since then, Lee Kang-in has missed the matches against Lens and Lyon, and has not been able to participate in the Korean national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was likely to be selected. As a result of his efforts in rehabilitation, his return from injury is finally imminent.

There were also concerns that Lee Kang-in could struggle until mid-September or later. France’s ‘French Football Weekly’ said, “Lee Kang-in is injured again. He has already been injured once this summer. Accordingly, he will miss both the Lens and Lyon games. The game against Nice after the international break is also uncertain. Lee Kang-in to coach Luis Enrique. “Leaving is fatal,” he said, worrying.

France’s ‘Get French Football News’ also said, “Lee Kang-in will be absent until the international break. He got off to a positive start after joining PSG and started in both league games. Coach Enrique performed poorly, but Lee Kang-in was impressive. However, he suffered a quad injury. He missed the matches against Lens and Lyon due to a heart injury, and his participation in the match against Nice may also be uncertain. Coach Enrique will hope that Lee Kang-in can return as soon as possible, he explained.

During his rehabilitation period, Lee Kang-in was also named in PSG’s entry for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2023-24 season. Fortunately, he is recovering quickly. Now, attention is focused on whether or not the team will be selected for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Previously, coach Hwang Seon-hong announced that he received a call from PSG on the 13th saying that he would answer whether Lee Kang-in would be selected.

Last season, Lee Kang-in played as ‘Mallorca itself’. He stood out on the Spanish La Liga stage with his brilliant de-pressing skills, aggressive dribbling, and sharp link-ups in every game. Not only did he shine with striker Vedat Muriki, but his direct finishing ability also improved noticeably.

In particular, dribbling is top-notch even among the five major European leagues. According to soccer statistics media ‘WhoScored.com’, Lee Kang-in recorded 90 successful dribbles last season. He ranked 4th among the five major European leagues, following ‘World Class’ Vinicius Junior (112 successes), ‘GOAT’ Messi (102 successes), and ‘French Ligue 1 prospect’ Jeremy Doku (96 successes).

As the season ended, transfer rumors spread. A trip to Atletico Madrid seemed likely, but the next destination was France. After the appointment of coach Enrique, PSG announced the signing of Milan Skriniar, Marco Asensio, and Manuel Ugarte in turn, and then made official Lee Kang-in. PSG, aiming for the ‘Big Year’ (UCL championship trophy), recruited Lee Kang-in as a hidden card.

Anticipation exploded. ‘Ouest France’ highlighted Lee Kang-in, who may be unfamiliar to French fans, and introduced, “PSG is about to recruit Lee Kang-in. He is a new talent who is not widely known in France. Let’s take a look at five things you need to know about Lee Kang-in.”

The first point is ‘Fly and shoot.’ The media said, “Lee Kang-in, from Incheon, South Korea, started playing soccer at an early age. He participated in the TV program ‘Fly Shooting Dori’. He also filmed a commercial with Park Ji-sung, a former Manchester United player and Korean icon. He left for Spain at the age of just 10 and went to Valencia. “I joined the academy,” he said, highlighting his childhood.

Next is the ‘Valencia era’. “Lee Kang-in debuted on the Spanish La Liga stage in January 2019 and also took his first steps into the UEFA Europa League (UEL) in the same season. In the 2019-20 season, he participated in the Champions League (UCL) and played against Chelsea and Lille. “Valencia, who suffered from financial difficulties, decided to let Lee Kang-in go in the summer of 2021,” he explained.

The third is ‘2019 FIFA U-20 Poland World Cup’. “The versatile Lee Kang-in attracted attention from the beginning of his career. In particular, he achieved complete success at the U-20 World Cup in Poland. He scored 2 goals and 4 assists to lead Korea to the final. Despite the loss to Ukraine, Lee Kang-in was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. “He praised.

There was also talk of the ‘2022 Qatar World Cup’. “His national team debut was quick. Lee Kang-in, who played as an excellent joker, took his opportunity against Portugal in the last match of the group stage of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He contributed greatly to Korea’s victory with very active movements. Nevertheless, he remained on the bench in the round of 16 against Brazil. “I only played for the last 15 minutes,” he said.

The last one is the ‘Marseille transfer rumor’. ‘Ouest France’ said, “In the summer of 2020, Lee Kang-in was linked to PSG rival Marseille. Marseille, who had advanced to the UCL at the time, looked for a way to strengthen their power at a low cost and considered leasing Lee Kang-in. However, in the end, the deal did not go through. Now. “Lee Kang-in will wear the PSG uniform,” he said, expressing extraordinary anticipation.

However, trials began immediately after joining the team. He suffered an injury in a friendly match against Le Havre prior to the pre-season tour of Japan. Lee Kang-in accompanied Japan, but missed the Al Nasr match, Cerezo Osaka match, and Inter Milan match, and returned through the Jeonbuk Hyundai match held in Korea.

Lee Kang-in, who held a showcase in Korea, said on social media, “I think I was able to play this game because of the fans who gave me a lot of love and support even in this hot weather. They cheered for our team at the airport, at the hotel, at open training and at the stadium. “Thank you for doing it,” he said. At the same time, he said, “I will do my best to show a good performance this season! Everyone, please take care of your health in the hot weather.”

Lee Kang-in, who returned to France, immediately seized the opportunity. He started as a wing forward in the opening match against Lorient. His partners Marco Asensio and Gonzalo Hamus performed below expectations, but Lee Kang-in was different. Just looking at his main stats, his presence was enormous. Pass success rate 88% (59 attempts – 52 successes), 1 key pass, dribbling success rate 66% (3 attempts – 2 successes), long ball success rate 60% (5 attempts – 3 successes), expected score ( xG) 0.12, expected assists (xA) 0.55, etc. Lee Kang-in made his successful debut by being named ‘THE PLAYER’ as the most decorated player by the League One Secretariat.

The second round match against Toulouse was somewhat difficult. He played as a left wing forward and was on the ground for 51 minutes, but he did not have many opportunities to catch the ball. Amid tactical problems, he was contrasted against Lorient and, unable to capitalize on his offensive strengths, he was replaced by Kylian Mbappe. Key stats include a pass success rate of 79% (19 attempts – 15 successes), 2 key passes, and xA of 0.29.

Lee Kang-in, who missed the 3rd round match against Lens and the 4th round match against Lyon due to injury after the Toulouse match, is set to return. This is good news for director Hwang Seon-hong. Earlier, when the Asian Games list was announced, coach Hwang Seon-hong said, “Lee Kang-in has a very strong will to participate in the Asian Games. (Lee) Kang-in has a very strong will and continues to cooperate, so we need to coordinate. I am thinking very positively and looking forward to it. Plan A.” “Positions and Plan B positions have been planned. There is a need to coordinate through conversations with the players. Lee Kang-in is very wise, so I think he will be fully aware of this,” he said, revealing his plan to play a key role in the Asian Games.메이저사이트

Currently, coach Hwang Seon-hong is participating in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers and the first qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics with the Olympic team. After today’s match against Myanmar, Lee Kang-in, who has refocused on the 2022 Asian Games without any time to catch his breath, is a key player in achieving his third consecutive gold medal. All that remains now is permission to be called up by PSG.

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