Lee Kang-in will play as a midfielder, not a winger.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will host Strasbourg in the ninth round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, at 0:00 a.m. ET. PSG is in third place with 15 points (4 wins, 3 draws, 1 loss), while Strasbourg is in 11th place with 10 points (3 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses).
Lee is coming off a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
With a military exemption, his future is even brighter.
He immediately joined Klinsmann and scored three goals during the A-Match, including a multi-goal performance against Tunisia and one against Vietnam.
He has now shed the prospect label and is firmly established in the A team. He seems to be entering his prime.
Back at PSG.
His PSG teammates congratulated him on his return from the gold medal.
On Tuesday, PSG posted a training video on their official social media accounts.
In the video, the PSG teammates congratulate Lee on his gold medal victory with an Indian meal. PSG also shared a photo of Lee holding the gold medal.
On his return to Paris from South Korea, Lee posted on his personal social media account on the 19th, “I left Paris a month ago and arrived in Hangzhou, made some unforgettable memories with the U-23 team (Asian Games team), had another great time with my teammates in Seoul and Suwon, and now I’m back in Paris.
Thank you to all my friends, brothers, staff and sams who have been with me for a month, and thank you to all the fans who have given me so much support and energy!” 온라인카지노
Now, Lee will have to face competition.
In his absence, Kylian Mbappe, who had a falling out with the club earlier in the season, has stepped up his form and Ousmane Dembele has settled in to take charge on the right.
Warren Zaire-Emery has really come into his own in the middle of the park, and Vitinha has been a revelation, injecting creativity into the midfield.
Enrique is also considering a Gonzalo Higuain and Randall Kolo Moani duo, which he used against Newcastle United.
There is a lot of interest in where Lee will play.
According to French publication Le Parisien, Lee will play in the midfield.
With Unai Emery dealing with an injury crisis, the Frenchman is expected to form a midfield alongside Vitinha and Fabian Luis.
He started the first two games of the season as a winger.
He alternated between right and left, but injuries have kept him out of the lineup since then, and there have been concerns that his place in the team has been compromised by newer, younger players.
Lacking creativity in the middle, PSG will likely lean on Lee.
They have Vitinha, but they need to attack from different routes to utilize their attacking resources.
It’s a perfect fit for him. Having played mostly on the right for Real Mallorca and Clasmanho, Lee is naturally an attacking midfielder.
He”ll be able to showcase his strengths better in the center of the field, where he can spread the ball around and link up.
Le Parisien wrote in August, “PSG is still lacking an element to initiate offensive play in its rebuilding process.
This role should be entrusted to new signing Lee Kang.
According to sources, PSG want to make him a playmaker.
With Lionel Messi and Neymar leaving the team, PSG needs to find a new creator.
Enrique trusts him and today’s staff wants to transform him into a playmaker,” he said, predicting that he could play in the center of the park.
In his pre-match press conference, Enrique said: “He’s already shown his level since joining us.
I’m very happy to have him with us,” Enrique said in the pre-match press conference.
“His position in our system is more of a central midfielder.
But he can also play as a number nine or as a winger.
He knows what to do and how to do it. He can score goals and make the final pass.” It’s clear that Enrique recognizes the versatility of Lee.
There are high hopes for Lee.
The French newspaper Foot Mercato wrote on the 19th, “Lee Kang-in had his best performance against the Taegeuk Warriors after being away from PSG for over a month.
This is a good sign for PSG,” and welcomed Lee’s return.
“This is where he shone. He scored two goals against Tunisia. Against Vietnam, he had one goal and one assist. His two brilliant performances can do a lot for a PSG team that is still unsure at the moment.”
On the 18th, France’s LE 10 SPORT reported, “Lee Kang-in, who has become a South Korean star with his recent form, is returning to PSG.
Lee could be a problem for coach Enrique.
He will have to decide whether to include him in the starting lineup. Lee has been impressive lately.
He won a gold medal at the Asian Games and performed well in the A-match.
Enrique will have a tough time deciding whether to start him or not.
He could be PSG”s new offensive weapon. He’ll have to choose which of the following players to start: Neymar, Mbappe, Dembele, Hammers, Kolo Moani, and Asensio.
It remains to be seen whether we will use him as a starter or as a rotation resource.”
Expectations were further heightened.
On the 20th, ‘France Blue’ said, “Against Strasbourg, Lee Kang-in will be given a chance in the center.
We are excited to see him back.
He is the player who has sold the most jerseys (especially in Asia).” He was referring to Lee’s popularity as well as his ability.
Abdelrahim Bulma, a reporter for RTLSport in France, also reported on the 20th that “Lee Kang-in’s jersey sales are slightly ahead of Kylian Mbappe”.
Sports Kida commented on the news, saying, “Despite not scoring or assisting yet, Lee is showing that he is a commercial asset for PSG.
This is somewhat surprising considering Mbappe.
Mbappe is considered by many to be one of the biggest superstars in world football.”
It claimed it was a success for Asian marketing.
“Lee’s strong jersey sales can be attributed to his endorsement by the Asian soccer community.
Lee is considered the next big thing in Asian soccer and could follow in the footsteps of fellow countryman Son Heung-min.
Nevertheless, I was surprised to see Lee overtake Mbappe in jersey sales.”
We also didn’t see much of ‘France Blue’ at the Asian Games after he was injured, but it’s nice to see him get a military exemption.
Enrique can’t wait to see him.
He has a good pass and good vision.
He’s a winger who can be a good playmaker, but we’ll put him in the midfield.
He wants to be creative, and he can add the creativity that PSG lacked against Newcastle United.
It won’t be perfect from the start, but it’s worth a try.
He could be the answer for Enrique and I’m really excited about him.”
With such high expectations, recent rumors of Lee joining Real Sociedad and returning to La Liga are highly discredited.
On the 18th, Spain’s ‘GOL Digital’ reported, “Lee Kang-in is a replacement for Kubo if he leaves Sociedad.
He headed to PSG after a special season in Mallorca, but he could join Sociedad just a few months after signing with the French team. Kubo is becoming one of the men of La Liga.
He is performing brilliantly and the best clubs in the world are eyeing him up.
That’s why he will definitely leave the team in 2024.
In this situation, Sociedad is eyeing a player like Lee Kang-in.
He’s hardly getting any chances at PSG.
This is why Sociedad are looking to sign him,” claimed a source. Not many people believe this claim.
With both expectations and popularity on the rise, there is a lot of interest in seeing how Lee will perform against Strasbourg.
“He’s back at the PSG training center in great shape,” said French publication L’Equipe. He is well-regarded internally.
His high versatility and complete profile are the reasons for this,” said the French publication.
However, I did leave him out of my predicted starting lineup against Strasbourg.
There was no Lee Kang-in, but Vitinha, Manuel Ugarte, and Luis.
Mbappe and Dembele were on the left wing. It will be interesting to see which media outlet is right.