‘Korea’s jewel’ Lee Kang-in shone even in defeat.
The Korean national football team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 0-1 to Peru in a friendly match for the national team invited by Hana Bank held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th. Klinsman Ho will play his second match against El Salvador at the World Cup Stadium in Daejeon on the 20th.
Korea used a 4-4-2 formation. Hwang Hee-chan, Oh Hyun-gyu, Lee Jae-seong, Lee Kang-in, Won Doo-jae, Hwang In-bum, Lee Ki-je, Park Ji-soo, Jeong Seung-hyeon, and Ahn Hyun-beom started the game, and Kim Seung-gyu wore goalkeeper gloves.
The first half was tough. Korea struggled with Peru’s intense forward pressure from the beginning of the first half, and eventually allowed Paolo Guerrero to take the lead in the 11th minute.
Even after the goal was lost, Korea was shaken by Peru’s attack. In particular, the defense, which changed a lot with the absence of Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon, was sweating. In addition to this, the absence of Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd) was also noticeable in the first half. It was encouraging that the offense started to revive from the end of the first half.메이저놀이터
Fortunately, Korea continued the trend at the end of the first half in the second half. There was Lee Kang-in’s performance here. From the beginning of the first half, Korea launched an attack centered on Lee Kang-in, who was located on the flank. Lee Kang-in played a prominent role, such as sending a sharp pass toward the front or the side after taking off the opponent’s pressure with his individual skills, or getting a foul in a good position, and played as the core of Korea’s offense in the second half.
There was also a chance to earn his assist, and a chance to score on his A-match debut. In the 28th minute of the first half, he gave a pass to Oh Hyun-kyu, but Oh Hyun-kyu’s shot missed and he swallowed regret. In the 28th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan’s cross from the side was connected with a header to score, but the goalkeeper saved.
Like this, Lee Kang-in played a big role throughout the game. Based on the football statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, Lee Kang-in made 7 key passes, 2 big chance making, 5 successful ground competitions (8 attempts), 1 successful aerial competition (100%), and 3 successful dribbles in the match against Peru alone. (75%), etc. ‘Sofa Score’ gave Lee Kang-in the highest rating of 8.5 points among players from both teams, despite Korea losing the game.