Lee Kang-in played full-time immediately after returning to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Coach Luis Enrique also expressed his intention to grant more playing time in the future.
PSG won 3-0 over Strasbourg in the 9th round of French Ligue 1 in the 2023-24 season held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France at midnight on the 22nd (Korean time). As a result, PSG rose to second place in the league with 18 points.
On this day, PSG used the 4-2-2-2 formation. Mbappe and Hamus were at the forefront, with Lee Kang-in and Barcola at the back. Vitinha and Luis formed the midfield, and the back four consisted of Lucas, Marquinhos, Danilo, and Soller. Srrasbourg was countered by Motiva, Doucoure, Demingue, Diarra, Niamsi, and Sels.짱구카지노
It was a complete victory for PSG, who took the lead from the beginning of the game. PSG took the opportunity early in the first half. In the 7th minute of the first half, after a free kick, Lee Kang-in connected with a left-footed shot from Vitinya’s pass, but it was caught by the opponent’s defensive wall.
Not long after, PSG scored the first goal. In the 10th minute of the first half, Hamus was fouled in the penalty box and was awarded a penalty kick. Mbappe, who took the kicker, calmly pushed it in. Strasbourg also launched a counterattack. Motiva’s header scored after a series of corner kicks in the 12th minute of the first half, but an offside foul was declared.
PSG, having overcome the crisis, went on the offensive again. An additional goal was scored in the 31st minute of the first half. Mbappe attempted a cutback inside the penalty box, and Soler pushed it in. PSG had a chance just before the end of the first half. In the 42nd minute of the first half, Mbappe, who received Soler’s pass, fired a right-footed shot inside the penalty box, but missed the goal.
Lee Kang-in created a good scene early in the second half. In the 6th minute of the second half, he attempted a sharp penetration pass towards Hamus. Hamus immediately followed with a right-footed shot, but was blocked by the defensive wall. PSG went on the offensive. In the 7th minute of the second half, Mbappe faced a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper in the penalty box, but unfortunately the shot was blocked.
PSG used replacement cards one after another. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Colo Muani and Dembele were brought in to replace Hamus and Barcola. Then, in the 26th minute of the second half, Luca was removed and Mukiele was brought on. Not long after, PSG’s third goal came. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Lewis received a pass from Soler, beat a defender and hit the net with a sensational shot.
In the end, the match between the two teams ended with PSG winning 3-0. As a result, PSG rose to second place with 5 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss in 9 league games. Currently, 1st place is Nice and 3rd place is AS Monaco. However, Monaco is only one point behind PSG with one less game to play.
In a pleasant victory, Lee Kang-in also played his first full-time game since joining PSG. On this day, Lee Kang-in showed active movement, including a 91% pass success rate, 1 key pass, and 1 shot. He also helped the team defensively. He made two of his three tackles and also recorded an interception.
Lee Kang-in, who transferred to PSG this summer, started as a starter from the opening game of Ligue 1. He also got a chance to be selected again in the second round. However, soon after, he faced bad news due to an injury. I had to focus on recovery until the international break in September. After returning from injury, he had a tight schedule. After participating in the Asian Games, he worked on the A-match schedule in October.
His performance during that time was very impressive. First, Lee Kang-in played consistently during the Asian Games, even though he had only just recovered from his injury, helping Korea win the gold medal. Lee Kang-in, who made his debut in the final group match against Bahrain, played from the round of 16 to the final. He powered the attack with his unique ball control and passing.
Even after finishing the Asian Games, I did not rest and immediately joined the A national team. Lee Kang-in played well as a starter against Tunisia and Vietnam. Lee Kang-in was the main character in the match against Tunisia when Son Heung-min, who had an injury issue, was absent. He showed off his presence from the beginning of the game and scored multiple goals along with his A match debut goal.
In the 10th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in took the free kick he took. 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. It didn’t end here. Another goal was added two minutes later. Caught the ball inside the penalty box. He lost his balance for a moment and fell, but immediately stood up and finished in a difficult position.
He continued to be active in the Vietnam War. Five minutes into the first half, Lee Kang-in assisted Kim Min-jae’s first goal with a sharp cross from a corner kick situation. In the 25th minute of the second half, he received a pass from Son Heung-min and directly hit the net. Although he failed to increase his attack points in the Asian Games, he showed that his performance is improving by recording 3 goals and 1 assist in 2 A matches.
Although it may have been physically difficult in the forced march, he showed a solid performance as a full-time starter immediately after returning to PSG. PSG is now scheduled to play a UEFA Champions League (UCL) match against AC Milan on the 26th, and will leave for the Brest League on the 29th. Until the A-match in November, games will be played closely at 3-4 day intervals for the time being.
Meanwhile, Coach Enrique expressed his intention to give Lee Kang-in more playing time. Coach Enrique said, “We are in the process of reviewing players who have not played in many games since the start of the season, such as Barcola, Luis, and Lee Kang-in. By giving them playing time, the players can get to know each other well and the opponents will know who will play. “It makes it unpredictable,” he said.