Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), a key player in the Korean national soccer team, was named one of the five players who shone in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup group stage selected by AFP.
AFP highlighted the player who showed remarkable performance in this tournament through an article titled ‘From Afif to Lee Kang-in…Five players who shone in the group stage of the Asian Cup’ on the 27th (Korea time).
Along with Lee Kang-in, Akram Afif (Qatar), Ayman Hussein (Iraq), Musab al-Battat (Palestine), and Mehdi Gayedi (Iran) were selected.
“Coach Jürgen Klinsmann put forward Lee Kang-in as his core,” AFP said. “This attacking midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain repaid the coach’s trust in this tournament.” He added, “He scored multiple goals in the first match against Bahrain and outperformed ‘captain’ Son Heung-min (Tottenham).”
Lee also had one goal and one assist in the third match (a 3-3 draw) against Malaysia. He is tying for second with Ayase Ueda of Japan and Apif of Japan for the third time in this year’s event. Hussein, who scored five goals, is ranked first.라바카지노도메인
Lee Kang-in was also named in the best 11 midfielder section in the first and third group matches selected by AFC. He is playing a key role in this year’s event.
“South Korea, which has not given a clear faith in Qatar, will now face Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 led by Roberto Mancini,” AFP said. “If Lee Kang-in threatens Saudi Arabia with creative play and mid-range shots, he may lift the trophy for the first time since 1960.”
South Korea will play against Saudi Arabia in the round of 16 on the 31st. “Since it is a single-round match from now on, the team will be eliminated if it loses,” Klinsmann said. “Every game will be a final match.”