Lee Kang-in, who joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a prestigious French professional soccer team, will play in the last pre-season game against Jeonbuk Hyundai in Busan on the 3rd.
PSG coach Luis Enrique said at a pre-press conference held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 2nd, the day before the game, “Lee Kang-in is in good shape to play.”
The PSG team, including Lee Kang-in, arrived at Gimhae Airport this afternoon after finishing their schedule in Japan.
Lee Kang-in started in the first pre-season game against Le Havre (France) in France on the 22nd of last month, but was replaced after complaining of thigh pain at the end of the first half.
Afterwards, he missed all matches against Al Nasr (July 25), Cerezo Osaka (July 28), and Inter Milan (August 1) held in Japan. This is the background of interest in whether or not to participate in the game with Jeonbuk.
Coach Enrique said, “It’s the last game of the pre-season, and the goal is to play a good game against a strong opponent tomorrow.”
Regarding Lee Kang-in, who was recruited in the transfer market this summer, “I knew it well because I had been in Spain for a long time. There was a lot of improvement in my last season in Mallorca.” Lee Kang-in is a complete player, has good skills, and is physically excellent. player,” he said.
He went on to say, “I think he can play well in all positions, both in the center and on the flanks. He is very happy to have this player.”
There was also a question about Lee Kang-in’s selection for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
The Korea Football Association and coach Hwang Seon-hong announced last month’s final entry for the Asian Games and included Lee Kang-in. However, since it is not a competition hosted by the International Football Federation (FIFA), there is no obligation to select the team. The process of persuading the association and coach Hwang to the PSG club is required.
Regarding this, coach Enrique avoided detailed explanation, saying, “As of now, we do not know anything. When a player goes to an international competition, he makes an official request to the club and responds to it.”
On the other hand, regarding Neymar, who did not play in Japan, he said, “It is the last stage to return to the team.”
Marquinhos, who attended as a representative of the players, said, “We are in the pre-season, and Jeonbuk will play during the season. It will be interesting,” and “It will be a good match for both purposes.”안전놀이터
He added, “I am warmly welcomed in Korea and I have good memories. I expect the Korean people to support PSG a lot this season.”
The friendly match between PSG and Jeonbuk will take place on the 3rd at 5:00 pm at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.