Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) ‘star’ Lee Kang-in (22, PSG) is no ‘fluff’ or ‘flop’.
Lee is the best midfielder in South Korea right now. He was at his best with RCD Mallorca in the 2022-2023 season. In his second season with the club, Lee scored six goals and six assists in 36 league games, totaling 12 offensive points.
In addition to his offensive output, Lee showed excellent situational awareness, crisp forward passing, aggressive dribbling, and ball-keeping, making it easy for him to showcase his strengths regardless of the opposition.
Lee was also nominated in the midfield category for the TOTS (Team of the season), which recognizes the best team in La Liga for the season. Although he didn’t win the award, Lee’s talent was recognized.
Lee started the first leg of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage against Borussia Dortmund in the early hours of the 20th (KST). He didn’t start, but came on for Vitinha in the second half and played about 10 minutes. He attempted 12 passes in the game, all of which ended up at the feet of a teammate.
Lee joined the Asian Games just days after playing in the Champions League, one of the highest levels of soccer in the world. But he wasn’t about to skimp. In fact, he apologized to his teammates for not being able to join them sooner. 메이저사이트
“I tried to get here as soon as I could,” he said after training at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium auxiliary pitch in Jinhua, China, at 8 p.m. on the 22nd. I feel very sorry for my teammates, coaching staff and colleagues. I’m excited to be here. We’ll talk a lot and try to work well together to produce good results,” he said.
When asked about his physical condition, Lee said, “It’s always the same. Right now, it’s more important for me to get up to speed with my teammates as soon as possible. It’s been a long time since I joined the team and it’s been a long time since I’ve coordinated with my teammates. I need to get up to speed quickly,” he said, emphasizing that it is more important to be in sync with his teammates than his physical condition.