Lee Kang-in returned to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after the Asian Games, where he played an A-League match. At the end of his hectic schedule, he expressed his gratitude.
“A month ago, I left Paris and arrived in Hangzhou, where I made unforgettable memories with the Asian Games football team, spent the best time with my teammates in Seoul and Suwon, and then came back to Paris,” he wrote on his social media account. “Thank you to all my friends, brothers, staff, and sams (teachers) for being with me for a month, and thank you to all the fans for their support and energy.
It’s been a busy month for Lee. In mid-September, Lee traveled to Hangzhou, China, to compete in the Asian Games. It took some time for Hwang and PSG to agree on the timing of his departure, but it was decided that he would join the national team on September 20, local time in France.
Lee played consistently after recovering from his injury and helped South Korea win the gold medal. Lee made his debut in the final group game against Bahrain and played in every game from the round of 16 to the final. His brilliant ball control and passing helped set up the offense.
After the Asian Games, Lee didn’t take a break and went straight to the A team. Lee started against Tunisia and Vietnam, where he played well. Against Tunisia, Lee was the star of the show in the absence of injury-plagued Son Heung-min. He made his presence felt early in the game, scoring a multi-goal performance alongside his A-match debut.
In the 10th minute of the second half, Lee stepped up to take a free kick that he had earned himself, and his sharp left-footed shot found the corner of the net. The Tunisian goalkeeper got a hand to it, but it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t over yet. Two minutes later, he added another goal: He picked up the ball inside the penalty box. He lost his footing for a moment and fell, but got right back up and finished from a difficult position. 메이저사이트
Against Vietnam, Lee continued to perform well. Lee assisted Kim Min-jae’s first goal in the fifth minute with a sharp cross from a corner kick. In the 25th minute, he rattled the net himself after receiving a pass from Son Heung-min. Despite not scoring an offensive point at the Asian Games, Lee showed that his form is improving with three goals and one assist in two A matches.
Now it’s on to the PSG schedule. PSG hosts Strasbourg in the ninth round of the Ligue 1 on Sept. 22, followed by a UEFA Champions League (UCL) match against AC Milan on Sept. 26 and a league trip to Brest on Sept. 29. That’s a tight schedule with games every three to four days.