“LEE is a magic wand” Lee Kang-in’s brilliant performance against Tunisia → Spanish media also raves “Good news for Enrique”

October 15, 2023 | by

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) midfielder Lee Kang-in’s stellar performances for the South Korean national team have prompted Spanish media outlets to highlight the player. PSG and coach Luis Enrique will be pleased with his performance.

“Lee Kang-in is a cannon,” said Spanish media outlet As on July 14 (KST), reporting on Lee’s performance against Tunisia.

Lee started the first match between South Korea and Tunisia on October 13 and led the team to a 4-0 victory. Lee played a key role in the attack, replacing Son Heung-min, who was left out of the starting lineup. Lee unleashed the South Korean offense with his long runs down the right flank and quick transition passes, and in the second half, he scored his first A-Match goal to go along with his multi-goal performance.

Lee has been a consistent starter for the team since Klinsmann’s arrival, and he once again proved his deserved place in the starting lineup with an aggressive display in this match. He scored a sharp free kick, and he also showed a step up in his game by overcoming defensive pressure inside the penalty box to seal the win.

“Lee Kang-in is still in top form. He won a gold medal at the Asian Games a few days ago, and now he’s back with his magic wand. He led us to a big win against Tunisia, who are currently the third best team in Africa after Morocco and Senegal according to the FIFA rankings,” he said, acknowledging that Lee was the key to beating the African giants.

“It’s good news for Luis Enrique that Lee is in top form after recovering from the Asian Games with the South Korean national team,” he said, adding that Lee’s performance after the A-Match could be a big boost for Paris Saint-Germain.

These comments and his recent performances could be a big plus for Lee, who will be returning to his club in about a month’s time. When Lee’s departure from PSG was initially confirmed for the Asian Games, there were some concerns about him being away from the team.

According to French outlet Footsur7, “Lee will be away from PSG for a while due to the Asian Games. It’s unclear if this departure will help him,” and “He’s taking a big risk at PSG. He has yet to prove himself at PSG and is still a long way from showing what he is capable of. He envisions himself fighting for a place in Luis Enrique’s group, but he’s preparing to miss a few more games with the South Korean national team at the Asian Games,” expressing doubts about Lee’s place in the starting lineup after his absence.

“The problem that will come for him is the consolidation of the PSG best 11. Obviously, he will have less time than others to convince Enrique to have confidence in him. It’s a big risk for him to leave the team for even two weeks when there are so many talented players fighting for a place in the squad,” he said, adding that his absence from the Asian Games could be detrimental to the competition for places.

However, he has been in top form at the Asian Games, winning a gold medal while maintaining his fitness and scoring a multi-goal performance in his first A-League match in October, so it is likely that he will be given the opportunity to compete for a starting spot based on his performance at the tournament 메이저놀이터.

In fact, PSG had struggled in the three games leading up to the October A-Match, winning one, drawing one, and losing one. They drew with relegation-threatened Clermont and suffered a 1-4 defeat against Newcastle in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League group stage. With Vitinha and Weren Zaire-Emericka struggling in the middle of the park, Enrique could be tempted to give Lee a run for his money.

Enrique started Lee in both the first and second rounds of the league before he was injured against Toulouse in the second leg. Upon his return from injury, Enrique immediately tested his fitness in the first leg of the Champions League group stage against Dortmund. If Enrique’s faith in him continues, he could be handed a chance soon after the October A match.


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