36 minutes was enough.
The Korean men’s under-24 soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, played its third match against Bahrain in the group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China, on the 24th. Thanks to relay goals by Lee Han-beom in the 16th minute of the second half, Baek Seung-ho in the 29th minute of the second half, and Go Young-jun in the 39th minute of the second half, they achieved a 3-0 victory.
On this day, there was a player who made his Asian Games debut. It was Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), the hope of Korean soccer. Due to his team’s schedule, he did not join the team until the 21st.
Just before joining the national team, there was the aftermath of an injury. Therefore, he was unable to play in two consecutive A matches in September and had to focus on rehabilitation. Then, last week, he improved his condition by appearing as a substitute in the first group match against Germany’s Dortmund in the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League.
After coming to Paris, Incheon, and Hangzhou, I joined the team right away without any time to rest. On the 21st, I went to the stadium with the players and took the field. Instead of sitting on the bench, I watched the players play from the stands.
I had light training on the 22nd and 23rd. Conditions were not bad.
And today, he was named in the starting lineup. He was먹튀검증 placed in the second line along with Wooyoung Jeong (Stuttgart) and Youngwook Cho (Sangmu Kim Cheon). The special second-tier resource that Korean fans were looking forward to.
As expected, Lee Kang-in showed active movement. He was able to get past one or two defenders and was also excellent at opening up space with sharp passes. The opposing defense had no choice but to foul Lee Kang-in.
However, his chemistry with his colleagues did not seem perfect yet. It’s been two days now and we’re in the process of getting along. Coach Hwang Seon-hong also removed Lee Kang-in in the 36th minute of the first half after checking his condition. Although they just didn’t work well together, Lee Kang-in proved his class.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong said, “Originally, Lee Kang-in planned to play only about 30 minutes. He said he would do more, but he played as planned for fear of overdoing it. “I try to look at positions depending on the situation,” he said.
Meanwhile, Korea advanced to the round of 16 by showing perfect offense and defense in the group stage, winning all three games and scoring 9 points, 16 points and no goals. On the 27th, they will play the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan, second place in Group F, in Jinhua, China.