Lee Kang-in had a successful debut match at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and revealed a green light in future competition for the starting lineup. However, the team unfortunately ended up in a draw and failed to take 3 points.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) drew 0-0 with Lorient in the opening match of the first round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 held at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 4 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 13th.
Lee Kang-in, who is in charge of set pieces, plays an active role in PSG’s attack
. On this day, PSG started a 4-3-3 formation. With Lee Kang-in, Hamus, and Asensio lined up in the front, Vitinya, Ugarte, and Zaire Emery were in charge of the midfield. The back four was Luca Hernandez, Shkriniar, Danilo and Hakimi, and the goal was Donnarumma.
Lorient, on the other hand, responded with a 5-4-1 formation. The one-top was Dieng, and the midfield consisted of Lebris, Makeango, Abergel, and Fabre. The defense was Gough-Talbi-Laporte-Mayte-Kalulu, and the goalkeeper’s gloves were Mbogo.
Lee Kang-in, who took the right wing forward position, showed active movement from the beginning. All set pieces were the center of the attack, enough for Lee Kang-in to be in charge.
In the 8th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in succeeded in releasing the pressure and passed to Asensio. Afterwards, it passed through Asensio and led to Hamus’ shot, but it was blocked by the goalkeeper. In the 11th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in provided a sharp through pass to Vitinya, who was penetrating forward. In the 15th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in dragged from the right to the center and attempted a left-footed shot that was caught by the defender.
PSG couldn’t solve the clue of the attack. In the 36th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in’s cross from the right flowed backwards, and Luca Hernandez’s shot went over the goal.메이저놀이터
Lorient took a long-awaited chance in the 42nd minute of the first half. Abergel intercepted the ball from Vitinha and attempted a shot, but it hit the post. Both teams ended the first half scoreless.
In the second half, Lee Kang-in showed his presence. In the first minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in, who caught the ball kicked by Talbi, tried to shoot right away, but was hit by Gorf’s leg and a corner kick was declared. In the ensuing corner kick, Hamus’s header following Lee Kang-in’s cross went out of the goal. In the 8th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in’s third shot attempt, which penetrated into the box, was once again blocked by Laporte’s leg, leaving regret.
As the game was not resolved, PSG coach Luis Enrique tried to turn the atmosphere around by replacing Asensio and Vitinha with Soler and Fabian Ruiz in the 24th minute of the second half.
In the 30th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in’s foot created an attacking opportunity, and Soler, who received a conversion pass, supplied an infiltration pass to Ugarte. Ugarte’s last shot was blocked by Mbogo. Two minutes later, Hamus’s header was also fruitless.
Lee Kang-in ended his debut match when he was replaced by Eki Tike in the 37th minute of the second half. PSG failed to open Lorient’s goal even after switching to an extreme offensive tactic of putting Hamus-Ekitique two tops.
Lee Kang-in, 3 successful dribbles – high pass success rate
Lee Kang-in made his debut in Valencia at a young age and then exploded his potential in Mallorca. In particular, in his last 2022-23 season, he scored 6 goals and 6 assists in his La Liga, achieving his first double-digit attack points in his life. In addition, many teams sent love calls to Lee Kang-in, who has flashing individual skills, release of pressure, forward dribbling, and sophisticated passing skills, such as ranking second in La Liga dribbling success.
Lee Kang-in’s final destination was the prestigious French club PSG. As soon as he transferred, interest in Lee Kang-in was hot, such as recording the most uniform sales in the PSG official store.
Lee Kang-in started on the 22nd of last month against Le Havre, the first game of the preseason, and showed good performance for 45 minutes, but missed 3 games in a row due to a hamstring injury. After recovering from an injury, Lee Kang-in was put on as a second-half substitute in the last pre-season game against Jeonbuk Hyundai held in Busan on the 3rd, and improved his performance.
It was expected that he would struggle in the competition for the starting lineup at the beginning of the season as he could not play many games under the newly appointed coach Enrique this summer.
Lee Kang-in relieved the significantly lowered weight due to the absence of Neymar and Mbappe, the center of PSG’s attack. He only had no offensive points, but it was enough to leave a strong impression on the fans.
Moving actively regardless of the left and right sides and center, he recorded 85 touches on the ball, 3 shots, 1 chance creation, 3 successful dribbles, and a pass success rate of 88.1%. Above all, it is encouraging that he stepped out as a kicker dedicated to set pieces within the team. This is because it is a part where you can get a glimpse of director Enrique’s trust in Lee Kang-in.
On this day, the soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’ gave Lee Kang-in a high rating of 7.4 points. Despite his burdensome debut, he showed cool and skillful game management and showed anticipation for the next round.