“Treasure 22 years old, save South Korea from crisis…” The praise of the day for Lee Kang-in, who led the Clinsmanho 亞 Cup for the first time

“It was Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), a 22-year-old Korean treasure, who saved the team from the crisis.” Japanese media praised Lee Kang-in, who has emerged as the ace of the Clinsman team. 토토사이트 순위

The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, beat Bahrain 3-1 in the first Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 15th (Korea time).

South Korea, which is aiming for the third Asian Cup title in 64 years since the 1960 tournament (1956, 1960), will begin its journey with three points.

Lee Kang-in’s performance was remarkable. He busily played full-time on the field all the time, and scored multiple goals, leading Korea’s offense. After the game, Football Statistics website Foot Mob gave Lee a 9.3 rating, the highest between the two teams. Of course, Lee Kang-in was also in charge of MOM (Man of the Match), the most valuable player in the game.

Lee Kang-in’s presence shined from the beginning of the first half. He made a sharp cross from the left side in the 35th and 36th minutes of the first half, which were somewhat frustrating. This led to Lee Jae-seong (FSV Mainz 05), but unfortunately, both times did not lead to a goal. Korea, which changed the mood afterwards, finished the first half 1-0 thanks to Hwang In-beom (FK Tsurvena Zvezda) who finished Lee Jae-seong’s cross with a left footed shot in the 37th minute.

South Korea dedicated the equalizer to Abdullah al-Hashisashi in a corner kick match in the fifth minute of the second half. However, Lee Kang-in was among those in crisis. In the 11th minute of the second half, Kim Min-jae (FC Bayern Munich) took the ball from the left side with a powerful mid-range shot, and the ball shook Bahrain’s net. Lee Kang-in, who gained momentum after receiving a pass from Hwang In-beom in the 23rd minute of the second half, beat one defender from the right side, and completed a multi-goal with a calm left-footed shot to lead South Korea to a 3-1 victory.

Japan was also thrilled by Lee Kang-in’s performance. Japanese media Nikkan Sports said, “It was Lee Kang-in, 22, the treasure of Korea, who saved his team from a crisis. He scored a mid-range shot with his left foot near the penalty arc in the 11th minute of the second half when the team was facing 1-1. As the net shook, Klinsmann rejoiced in a big pose. Lee also scored with his left foot in the 23rd minute of the second half to lead the team to victory.”

Another Japanese media outlet, Sports Hochi, highlighted Lee Kang-in by referring to Kubo Takefusa (Real Sociedad), the same-age midfielder who played in Real Mallorca (Spain).

Lee Kang-in, a 22-year-old left-footed striker born in 2001 and who has something in common that he played in Spain, led the victory with two goals, the media said. “It was Lee Kang-in’s left foot that changed the bad trend.”

“Lee Kang-in showed off his overwhelming presence. Kubo’s friend led Korea to victory with overwhelming performance,” the Japanese soccer media Football Zone reported.

Meanwhile, despite Bahrain’s rough play and inconsistent judgment by the referee Marning (China), South Korea, which took the first game to victory due to Lee Kang-in’s strong performance, will face Jordan on the 20th. Then, on the 25th, it will play the final Group E match against Malaysia, led by head coach Kim Pan-gon.

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