The entire French Ligue 1 welcomed the return of Lee Kang-in (22, PSG).
The French professional soccer league Ligue 1 published a preview of the ninth round of the 2023-2024 Ligue 1 season between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and RC Strasbourg titled “Lee Kang-in returns to Paris” on its official website on July 20 (KST).
Lee, who joined PSG in July ahead of the start of the season, has been away for some time. He started both the first and second rounds, but missed the third round of Ligue 1 after going down with an injury.
He returned to action on Sept. 20 when he came on as a substitute against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League, but immediately after the match, he traveled to China to join the national team for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
Led by coach Hwang Sun-hong, the team won the gold medal in a dominant performance. However, Lee Kang-in was soon called up by coach Jürgen Klinsmann to the South Korea A team. Lee scored three goals against Tunisia on the 13th and Vietnam on the 17th.
Ligue 1 highlighted Lee’s return to Paris after a long absence. “PSG’s reliable youngster Warren Zaire-Emery is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. The 17-year-old has played in all of PSG’s matches this season and has been a solid cog in the club’s midfield. He is expected to be rested with the ankle injury in the first instance.”
In the absence of Zaire-Emery, as explained by the club, Ligue 1 mentioned Lee Kang-in. Ligue 1 said, “PSG players such as Marquinhos and Manuel Ugarte have returned healthy from their respective national teams. Lee Kang-in has returned to the team after spending more than a month with the South Korean national team.”
Ligue 1 also posted a photo of Lee Kang-in wearing a PSG jersey and holding the Asian Games gold medal.
Meanwhile, PSG head coach Luis Enrique, whose side will face Patrick Viera’s Strasbourg, said: “Players come back from the national team with a different level of motivation. Our players had that motivation and I saw it as coach,” said Enrique, who now resumes his Ligue 1 schedule before the Champions League.짱구카지노 도메인
“I don’t want to repeat what happened against OGC Nice (2-3 defeat). The Champions League match against AC Milan in midweek is a strong stimulus, but the Strasbourg game before that will be more difficult. I need to get the players moving and motivated against a strong opponent.”
Enrique also praised Lee Kang-in. “He’s a player who has shown an explosive level with the team,” he said, referring to Lee as “a midfielder who can play further back in our system and be the centerpiece.”
Enrique has also noticed Lee’s goal-scoring ability. “He can play as a false nine and he can also play as a winger. He can play as a false nine, he can play as a winger, he can score goals, he can put in the final pass, he’s a very interesting player.”