Lee Kang-in (23, Paris Saint-Germain), who has become a key midfielder for the Korean men’s national soccer team, is aiming to become the top scorer for the first time in 13 years with the first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup victory in 64 years.
The national team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 at 1 a.m. on the 31st at Education City Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar.
● Tied for 2nd place in 3-goal record, 1st place and 2nd goal difference… Winning for the first time in 64 years and hunting for ‘two rabbits’
South Korea must be an “Asian powerhouse” who has advanced to the FIFA World Cup finals for 10 consecutive times, but has not won the Asian Cup since the second tournament in 1960. The top scorer has also not been produced for 13 years since Koo Ja-cheol (Jeju United), who scored five goals during the 2011 Qatar tournament. Lee Kang-in, who has clearly established himself as a player representing the “now” in the “future” of Korean soccer after the 2022 Qatar World Cup, has gone on a hunt for the “two rabbits” that won the Asian Cup and the top scorer at the tournament. Lee Kang-in is tied for second in scoring with Ayase Ueda of Japan and Akram Afif of Qatar with three goals. The top scorer is Eimen Hussein of Iraq, who scored three goals with only headers and five goals in total.
Lee Kang-in scored multiple goals in the first Group E match against Bahrain on the 15th, giving his team a 3-1 victory. In the third group match (3-3 draw) against Malaysia on the 25th, he scored a valuable tying free-kick goal. The AFC first decision was an own goal by the Malaysian goalkeeper, but it was recognized as Lee Kang-in’s goal. He also has excellent performance. AFP selected Lee Kang-in as one of the five players who stood out in the group stage of the tournament along with Afif, Hussein, Musab al-Battat (Palestine), and Mehdi Gayedi (Iran). AFP said, “Coach Klinsmann made Lee Kang-in the core of the team,” adding, “Lee Kang-in repaid the coach’s trust.”
● Leading the attack with sharp crosses and creative plays… Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 at 1 a.m. on the 31st
Lee Kang-in plays as a wing forward on the right side of the Clinsman team in this tournament, revitalizing the offense with sharp crosses, dribbles, and creative plays. He is also playing as an ace in the Korean national team, the leader of Asia, as the main player of Paris Saint-Germain, the top of the French professional soccer league 1. If Lee Kang-in shows good performance and scores against Saudi Arabia, Korea will take a step closer to winning the title in 64 years, and will be the top scorer in 13 years. After the match against Malaysia, Lee Kang-in said, “I will prepare better so that better results can come out,” and vowed, “I will unite as one and win the next game 월카지노도메인.”