Korean soccer gained a lot from its 4-0 win over Tunisia in an evaluation match on the 13th. It cannot be left out that despite the absence of Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), who was tired of constant appearances, Klinsmann’s first consecutive winning streak since his inception.
At the center of it all, no matter what anyone said, was midfielder Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain). Lee Kang-in scored his debut goal and multiple goals at the same time in 15 A matches on this day, so he was worthy of being called a top contributor.
The part that caught the eye in Lee Kang-in’s performance was ‘freedom instinct.’ Lee Kang-in diligently walked the field until he was replaced under a standing ovation in the 45th minute of the second half, and his standout moment was also in the second half. This is because, unlike the first half where he was in charge of developing the attack in the center, he moved freely between the sides, opening up avenues for attack.
In particular, after moving to the right with Lee Jae-seong (31, Mainz) and switching play, he contributed to all three goals.
Lee Kang-in scored the first goal in the 10th minute of the second half with a free kick taken from the right side of the penalty area with his left foot, and two minutes later he opened the scoring again with a left-footed turning shot from inside the right side of the penalty area. The corner kick that led to the opponent’s own goal in the 31st minute of the second half also came from his foot.
Of course, his performance in the first half was not bad. The scene where Lee Kang-in opened up space by breaking away from the concentration of two or three defenders with his brilliant dribbling and footwork was truly admirable. The unfortunate thing is that the trend did not lead to a goal. Korea recorded only one effective shot in the first half.
The difference was that Lee Kang-in gained tactical freedom. He said, “I said it would be better to change positions (at halftime), and coach Jurgen Klinsmann gave permission, so my performance got better. Thank you for listening to my story. “I’m also thankful to Lee Jae-seong (who changed my position),” he said.
This is the background to the evaluation that Coach Klinsmann is not good enough to be called a tactician, but is positive in that he utilizes the talents of his players.
The thing that Coach Klinsmann mentioned to Lee Kang-in before his tactical orders was growth. Coach Klinsmann said, “I don’t know if it will be helpful for many people to cheer for Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in is being treated like a celebrity, not a soccer player. In order to grow further, he needs an environment that is humble and hungrily focused only on soccer. “We will need more of this in the future,” he said. “It’s always a pleasure to work with Lee Kang-in.” “I hope Lee Kang-in develops further in the future,” he emphasized.메이저놀이터
As Lee Kang-in comes to life when he moves freely on the right side, synergy with Son Heung-min is also expected. Coach Klinsmann often uses Son Heung-min in the center rather than the side, but Lee Kang-in can exploit the opponent’s gap by switching positions on the right side. It is also a picture that is expected in the friendly match against Vietnam on the 17th.
Coupang Play commentator Han Jun-hee said, “Lee Kang-in was originally a player suited to playing in freeroll since he was young,” and added, “In the match against Tunisia, Lee Kang-in was powerful when he cut in from the right side. “I look forward to coexistence with Son Heung-min (in the Vietnam War),” he said.
Lee Kang-in also has the same expectations for the Vietnam game, playing with Son Heung-min. Lee Kang-in said, “I hope Heung-min’s condition improves and we can play together in the next game.”