Players from his team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), also cheered at the news of Lee Kang-in’s gold medal. Key players on the team, including Kylian Mbappe and Achiraf Hakimi, sent congratulatory messages.
Kang-in Lee joined the U-24 men’s soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong and played in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) against Japan held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korean time). They won the soccer final 2-1 and won the gold medal.
It was the best result for Lee Kang-in, who ‘stepped up’ by transferring to PSG in this summer transfer market. If you win a gold medal in AG, you will receive special treatment for military service. One obstacle blocking Lee Kang-in’s future career as a player has disappeared.
PSG and its players also rushed to send congratulatory messages. Mbappe applauded along with a flame emoticon. Following them, Achiraf Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Nuno Mendes, and Keylor Navas also gathered in the post. PSG also shared the news of Lee Kang-in’s gold medal on the club’s social media on the same day. The phrase ‘Korea wins’ was also included in the photo.
Lee Kang-in, who joined PSG last July, heads to the French Ligue 1 stage again. He left the line after the opening game due to a thigh injury. After many twists and turns, I left the position for the 2022 Hangzhou AG. All he did was play for 10 minutes as a substitute in a match against Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage on the 20th of last month, just before being called up.
This is a time when Lee Kang-in’s presence is needed for PSG. PSG was criticized for its lack of creativity in midfield throughout the transfer market. In particular, in the UCL group stage match against Newcastle (England) on the 5th, they adopted an aggressive pattern of 4-2-4, but were humiliated by a crushing defeat of 1-4. Warren Zaire-Emery and Manuel Ugarte, who played in midfield at the time, were criticized for their poor performance. 레고토토
Lee Kang-in has mainly appeared on the side since joining PSG, but the team already has the resources of Ousmane Dembele and Randal Kolo Muani. In fact, local media outlets covering PSG news argued for Lee Kang-in’s placement in the midfield.
However, more time is still needed before Lee Kang-in joins PSG. Lee Kang-in will return to Korea on the afternoon of the 8th with a gold medal, and is expected to join the national team for the A-match schedule in October. In other words, ‘PSG Lee Kang-in’ is expected to be seen in the Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg on the 22nd.