Paris Saint-Germain) said they would give a final answer on the 13th.”
Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who is aiming for a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, announced tomorrow, the 13th, as the deadline to find out when Lee Kang-in will join. Accordingly, Lee Kang-in, who returned to training, showed off his light movements.
Seon-Hong Hwang begins his journey to the Asian Games gold medal starting with the first group match against Kuwait on the 19th. To this end, the Asian Games national team, which has been setting up camp and warming up in Changwon since the 4th, will move to the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) on the 13th and do its best for final preparations. Afterwards, on the afternoon of the 16th, they will fly to China, the site of the decisive battle, through Incheon International Airport.
The national team is currently in the midst of finishing training, but it is not fully formed. Wild card Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), who plays alongside Klinsmann, has not yet joined, and goalkeeper Kim Jeong-hoon (Jeonbuk Hyundai) has been selected to the Olympic team under coach Hwang Seon-hong. Still, they can prepare for the Asian Games without any problems once they complete their respective national team schedules.
The key is Lee Kang-in. The loan agreement has not yet been finalized. Coach Hwang Seon-hong has placed him on the final list for the Asian Games, and it was also confirmed that Lee Kang-in signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain and announced his participation in the Asian Games through a press conference held by the A team coach Jurgen Klinsmann last month.
However, the timing of joining became complicated as Lee Kang-in injured his thigh last month. Lee Kang-in spent about two weeks in rehabilitation due to his left quadriceps injury. Thanks to this, he created the conditions to go all-in on the Asian Games by skipping the September A match, but it is not known when he will be able to join Hwang Seon-hong.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong also said last week, “I am personally in contact and communicating with Lee Kang-in. I understand that he has been training with Ball since this week. I understand that he is focusing on preparing for the weekend game after the A match in September.” .
According to coach Hwang Seon-hong, Lee Kang-in is expected to go to China after the international international schedule is over and the scheduled home game against Nice in the French Ligue 1 on the weekend. Still, the time to be clearly determined is now just one day away.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong said, “I heard that the official email was that the recovery speed was fast. When we exchanged letters, they said they would give a final answer on the 13th.” He added, “Paris Saint-Germain wants to play the weekend game and go, so we want to join as soon as possible. “I want to do it. It’s a problem that needs to be solved,” he said.
Fortunately, Lee Kang-in overcame his injury and came back. On the 12th, Paris Saint-Germain released a video of Lee Kang-in’s return to training through its official channel. Lee Kang-in lightly cycled and resumed training under the guidance of a trainer. Lee Kang-in, who finished personal training with a serious expression, laughed with his colleagues and even sweated with his cheeks. He showed relatively light movements.
As Lee Kang-in overcomes his injury, Hwang Seon-hong’s strategy is expected to be almost decided. First of all, internally, there is a high possibility that they will join the team as the first round of the Asian Games is imminent. Director Hwang Seon-hong also said, “It’s been sorted out in my head to some extent,” and repeated, “It’s been over a year since I started working with Lee Kang-in. It’s hard to say about his position because I haven’t been able to confirm it with my eyes. So, it’s better for us to join him quickly in terms of time.” This is why I do it.
Lee Kang-in also needs to strengthen his physical condition. He has already suffered his second injury since joining Paris Saint-Germain. He also injured his hamstring in the pre-season in July and spent some time in rehabilitation. He recently injured his thigh, so it is important for him to recover cleanly and return to the field.
Just like Hwang Seon-hong, Paris Saint-Germain is also concerned about how to utilize Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in has been placed on the side since the preseason. He was tasked with increasing the number of attackers by penetrating into the center with his individual skills and linked play from the side. However, while Lee Kang-in was temporarily out of the line due to injury, Kylian Mbappe joined training and Ousmane Dembele was recruited. The possibility of filling the left and right flanks with the French national team has increased.스포츠토토
Naturally, Lee Kang-in is expected to see an opportunity in the second line. Lee Kang-in also has the ability to make creative movements and pass forwards in the center. Even before Lee Kang-in got injured, local media predicted that Lee Kang-in would be given a chance in the second line rather than on the side.
There is clearly room for Lee Kang-in to penetrate the relatively weak midfield. Paris Saint-Germain’s football expert Marco Verratti transferred to Qatar’s Al Arabi. The departure of Verratti, who was connecting offense and defense with passes, is something that Lee Kang-in, who creatively utilizes his teammates, must make up for.
This is why both Hwang Seon-hong and Paris Saint-Germain welcome the return of Lee Kang-in. First, the final decision is made on whether to join the Asian Games, which will have direct results. On the 13th, announced by Paris Saint-Germain, the timing of Lee Kang-in joining Hwang Seon-hong will be revealed.