Lee Kang-in, who played well against Tunisia, expressed his gratitude to his teammates and fans.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, defeated Tunisia 4-0 in the October international friendly match held at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th.
On this day, Korea used the 4-2-3-1 formation. Jo Gyu-seong was at the forefront, followed by Lee Jae-seong, Lee Kang-in, and Hwang Hee-chan. Hong Hyun-seok and Park Yong-woo formed the midfield. In defense, Lee Ki-je, Kim Min-jae, Jeong Seung-hyun, and Seol Young-woo were paired. The goal was guarded by Kim Seung-gyu.
Son Heung-min, who had recent injury issues, was excluded from the starting list. It is reported that Son Heung-min is currently suffering from a groin injury. For this reason, he played for his team, Tottenham Hotspur, while adjusting his playing time. Even after joining his national team, he did not join team training at first and only conducted light training.
A lot of attention was focused on whether Son Heung-min, Korea’s self-proclaimed ace and captain, would participate in this game as he was not training properly. First, he waited on the bench, and instead of Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae entered the game wearing the captain’s armband.
Son Heung-min was not only the leader of the team as captain, but also the ace of the attack in terms of performance. A player was also needed to fill this role. The player who showed off his presence from the beginning of the first half was Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in played a key role in the development of the attack, showing his unique ball control and precise kicking ability between the midfield and the side.
The first half ended without a goal. However, 10 minutes into the second half, Lee Kang-in opened the scoring for Tunisia. He stepped forward as a free kick kicker, which he took himself. Lee Kang-in’s sharp left-footed shot headed toward the corner of the goal. Tunisia’s goalkeeper stretched out his hand, but it wasn’t enough. Lee Kang-in’s A-match debut goal.
Lee Kang-in’s toes did not cool down here.안전놀이터 He scored another goal in just two minutes. Lee Kang-in caught the ball inside the penalty box. He lost his balance for a moment and fell, but immediately stood up and hit the net with a left-footed shot from a difficult position. Korea, who set the tone with Lee Kang-in’s multiple goals, won thanks to the opponent’s own goal and Hwang Ui-jo’s key goal.
After the game, the best player was Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in is already evaluated as a resource responsible for the present and future of Korean soccer. After playing for Mallorca in the 2022-23 season and showing off his skills, he also showed off his presence at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Many fans are showing their support and interest as they see Lee Kang-in, who has been popular since his childhood days on the TV program ‘Fly, Shoot Dori’, grow up well and become the center of Korean soccer. In this game as well, when Lee Kang-in scored two goals, the nearly 60,000 spectators who visited the stadium all chanted his name. It was the emergence of the next generation ace.
However, Lee Kang-in showed that he prioritized his team over his individual performance. After the game ended, he went to the mixed zone and said, “Thank you for your support. Still, I think the most important thing is the team’s victory. Now and in the future, if I join the national team, I want to do my best in every game and help the team win. Also, in any competition. “I want to help the team win the championship. That’s all I have in mind,” he said.
The night after the game, Lee Kang-in expressed his gratitude once again. He said on his SNS, “Yesterday was an unforgettable night. Thank you to all the teammates and fans who were with us.” Now Lee Kang-in prepares for the Vietnam War on the 17th.