Kylian Mbappe, the ‘next emperor’, was on point. The ‘golden boy’ Lee Kang-in (pictured, Paris Saint-Germain) impressed.
Luis Enrique’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) won their 2023-2024 French Ligue 1 home match against Strasbourg 3-0 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Sept. 22 (KST).
It was the first match after the October A-match break. The player who attracted the most attention on the day was Lee Kang-in, who briefly left the team after the first leg of the 2023-2024 European Champions League (UCL) Group F match against Dortmund (Germany) on March 20. He was a member of the South Korean Asian Games team led by Hwang Sun-hong, who led them to a gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games. Lee immediately moved to Jürgen Klinsmann’s A team. In October, he recorded three goals and an assist in two A matches to lead the team to back-to-back wins. French media outlet FootMercato commented: “Lee has made an impressive comeback and has been at the top of his game for South Korea. It’s a good sign for PSG. The South Korean dynamo has delighted many Parisian fans with his early season performances.
Enrique is also excited about Lee, 토스카지노 saying ahead of the Strasbourg game: “Lee has already shown what he can do, including for the national team. In our system, he is a box-to-box midfielder. But he can also play as a winger or center forward. He can play as a false nine or as a second striker. He has finishing ability and passes well. He is a very promising player.”
Lee started on the right flank against Strasbourg. The highlight came in the 31st minute. Lee played a penetrating pass to an advancing Mbappe. Mbappe took the ball and fed Carlos Soler to complete the scoring. After the goal, Mbappe pointed to Lee and gave him a high-five.
On the day, Lee attempted 53 passes in 73 touches. He completed 48. He took one shot. The game was centered around Mbappe, so Lee didn’t get many chances. When he did receive the ball, he focused on tactical link-ups. After the game, HootScore.com gave Lee a rating of 6.6. He received a 6.9 rating on Sofa Score and a 7.1 rating on Footmob. After the match, Lee posted on his personal social networking service (SNS), “I’m back at the Parc des Princes. I’m happy to win,” he said.