The praise is pouring in for Lee Kang-in.
“The signing of Lee Kang-in by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has been a real success so far,” Spanish media outlet Fichajes reported on July 7 (KST).
“He was a surprise signing for PSG, but in the end, he won everyone’s trust,” the report said, praising his adaptability at PSG.
Lee joined PSG in July from Mallorca. It was considered a bargain signing, as the transfer fee was only 22 million euros (about $314 million).
It hasn’t been without its challenges. In August, Lee suffered a quadriceps injury. His early-season injury raised concerns about his competition for a starting spot.
He even left PSG for a while. As soon as he recovered, he joined the Asian Games squad. It was a time when he should have been working on adjusting to PSG, but he was forced to participate due to his military service.
It was widely expected that he would struggle to compete for a starting spot in the future. He had to compete with Ousmane Dembele on the flanks and Warren Zaire Emery and Vitinha in the center of the park.
The reality was different, and Luis Enrique’s faith in Lee was unwavering. Luis Enrique gave him his first start in the ninth round of the league last month against Strasbourg, signaling his intentions for the first team.
Lee responded with a brilliant performance. In the third leg of the Champions League group stage against AC Milan last month, he scored the winning goal just 18 minutes after coming on as a substitute.
It didn’t end there. In the 10th round of the league against Brest, he set up Kylian Mbappe’s goal.
The upward trend continued. In the 11th round of the league against Montpellier, he scored the winning goal just 10 minutes into the match.
Lee’s contributions are not limited to goals. According to statistician Fúscore.com, Lee attempted a whopping 47 passes on the day, with a 100% success rate.
International media also praised his performance against Montpellier. ‘Fichajes’ said, “Lee Kang-in’s performance against Montpellier in the 3-0 win was particularly outstanding. He scored a fantastic goal after receiving a pass from Achraf Hakimi.”
“He has two goals and one assist in his last three games. Against Montpellier, he had a 100% passing success rate.”
That’s not all he has going for him. Lee has played in three different positions at PSG, from attacking midfielder to left winger to right winger. His tactical value is particularly high because he can play anywhere. 무지개토토 주소
“His versatility allows him to adapt to different positions,” said Fichajes. He has made a good impression on everyone, including Enrique, who has publicly praised him.”
Shortly after the Montpellier game, Enrique said, “He always gives his best. He doesn’t lose the ball, he’s good at breaking up attacks. He scores, he assists. He has a hunger for the game. This hunger is an important factor for growth.”