At this rate, he is faster than Son Heung-min of the same age.
Korean soccer’s ‘next-generation ace’ Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, laying the foundation for a more stable performance on the European stage.
Lee Kang-in won a precious gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games as a member of Hwang Seon-hong. And he also enjoyed his sweet military service benefits. Military service could have been an obstacle for Lee Kang-in, who was already building his career in Europe. However, Lee Kang-in solved this problem at a very young age of 22. Son Heung-min (Tottenham) did not receive military service benefits until he turned 26 at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
Lee Kang-in, who made his name known on the world stage by leading Korea to second place in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup and winning the Golden Ball for the best player, will play in the Spanish La Liga in the 2022-2023 season . After showing outstanding performance with 6 goals and 6 assists in 36 games , he transferred to Paris Saint-Germain ( PSG ) , the strongest team in France, in July .
And by winning this Asian Games, we have clearly created the conditions for a stable ‘long run’ in Europe.
Lee Kang-in’s completion of military service is good news for PSG . PSG said goodbye to Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) at the end of last season and sent Neymar (Al Hilal) to Saudi Arabia. There are widespread rumors that Kylian Mbappe, who had a conflict with the club at the beginning of the season, will also transfer at the end of this season.
In this situation, PSG cannot help but be glad to see Lee Kang-in’s military service resolved.
PSG even posted a post congratulating Lee Kang-in on his gold medal on the club’s social networking service ( SNS ) account, writing, “Congratulations on Lee Kang-in’s gold medal in the Asian Games.”
When Lee Kang-in’s post was posted, not only PSG토토사이트 colleagues but also former colleagues who lived together in Valencia (Spain) left congratulatory messages.
Among PSG colleagues, Kylian Mbappe was the first to send congratulations by leaving an ‘applause emoticon’, while ‘current colleagues’ such as Ashraf Hakimi, Fabian Luis, and Gonzalo Hamus left gold medal emoticons. Also, Keylor Navas (Nottingham Forest), who left PSG , left a message saying ‘Congratulations ( Felicidades )’ in Spanish , and Marco Verratti (Al Arabi) also congratulated him with a firework and heart-shaped emoticon.
Lee Kang-in’s challenge for the gold medal was not easy. On August 22nd, there were concerns that she might not be able to compete at all due to an injury to her left quadriceps muscle. However, after taking a break for about a month, he returned to the field through a UEFA Champions League ( UCL ) match.
In fact, Lee Kang-in did not show as much presence in this tournament as in the previous U-20 tournament or the last Qatar tournament. Lee Kang- in recorded ‘0 ‘ attack points in this tournament in which Korea scored a whopping 27 goals . Rather, other overseas players such as Jung Woo-young and Hong Hyun-seok showed much better performances in this tournament.