The South Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won 6-0 in October’s A-match warm-up match against Vietnam (95th in FIFA rankings) at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th. With the victory, South Korea ended its October A match schedule with two consecutive wins.
Lee Kang-in became the No. 1 contributor to the victory as he scored his A match debut goal and his first multi-goal against Tunisia. Lee Kang-in, who also played as a starter against Vietnam, was placed on the right side in this game. Lee Kang-in, who played freely between the right and center, was once again active.
Five minutes into the first half, Lee Kang-in scored the first goal at his toes. Lee Kang-in raised a sharp corner kick, and Kim Min-jae flew up alone and shot it with a header. The Vietnamese goalkeeper couldn’t do anything at all. The combination of Lee Kang-in, the future of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Kim Min-jae, the core of Bayern Munich, was effective in two consecutive games. 스포츠토토
While at it, Lee Kang-in aimed for two consecutive goals. In the 15th minute of the first half, the attack began with Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in sent it to Seol Young-woo, and Seol Young-woo sent a good cross to Lee Kang-in who dug into the penalty box. Lee Kang-in finished with a nonstop shot but hit the post.
Lee Kang-in’s left foot sensation was amazing throughout the game. In the 34th minute of the first half, he showed a very sharp free-kick and almost scored a free-kick goal for the second consecutive game. Lee Kang-in, who wanted to save his scoring opportunity, eventually split Vietnam’s net.
Hwang Ui-jo, who received a pass from Kim Jin-soo in the 25th minute of the second half, completely deceived Vietnam’s defense with a nice turn. Son Heung-min, who received Hwang Ui-jo’s pass, conceded another opportunity to Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in’s left-footed shot neatly cut the net. It was Lee Kang-in’s third goal of the A match and his second consecutive goal. Lee Kang-in cheered as he showed an uppercut ceremony.
After the game, Lee Kang-in said, “I’m so happy to win. I’m so grateful to my colleagues for running hard and preparing well so far,” he said in a short speech.
Lee Kang-in spent his best 180 minutes, scoring three goals and one assist in October alone. “I’m not a goal scorer, but I always try to score and assist in every game,” he said about his feelings for goals in two consecutive games. In the end (I’m also) in an aggressive position, so I always try to score or assist. I’m happy to score and help like this. “I’m most happy to win because the most important thing is the team’s victory,” he said, putting the team first.
Lee Kang-in, whose set piece chemistry with Kim Min-jae was very sharp in this two consecutive games. However, Lee Kang-in mentioned that working with Kim Min-jae was not a pre-prepared issue. “Rather than looking at someone separately and putting them up, where do you put your crosses when training and the players who go in are so good?” he said. I think we need to keep it right and make more goals in the future,” he explained.
Lee Kang-in will now join Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). It is a time when it became very important for Lee Kang-in to establish his position in PSG. Lee Kang-in calmly said, “It always seems similar. You can go back to the team and play a lot of games in the future, or you can’t play a lot. We don’t know what kind of situation will come yet, so we will always do our best and try to show the best performance in our best physical condition,” he said, showing his mature appearance.
Lee Kang-in celebrated more than his own when Jung Woo-young scored. The reason was his affection for Jung Woo-young. Lee Kang-in said, “It’s been almost a month since I came to the national team this time. From the first day in England, I played with Woo Young and now I played the Asian Games together. I was so happy because he was a close brother since he was young. I want to continue to show good performances and get closer with other players, he said, showing off his friendship between the youngest members.
When juniors like Lee Kang-in did well in the last match against Tunisia, Son Heung-min jokingly left his remarks, “Now I don’t have to be here.” After hearing Son Heung-min’s remarks, junior Lee Kang-in responded that he could never do it even as a joke.
I think all soccer fans around the world know. Not to mention Heungmin. There is a good synergy if you run together. “Since it helps the team so much, I think we need to work hard to keep our feet together in more games and many competitions and bring good results,” he said, vowing to bring good results with Son Heung-min.