There were ups and downs in the process of going up to the adult stage. Former South Korean national team coach Paulo Bento turned a blind eye to Lee Kang-in for a while. 토토사이트 Lee Kang-in has not been called up for a year and a half since March 2020. At the time, Bento explained, It’s for tactical and strategic reasons. Even his team Valencia didn’t get a proper chance. He was evaluated as a “player with clear strengths and weaknesses. Indeed, the position to maximize his strengths was very limited. The offensive midfielder was the best, and the sagging striker was the next best. On top of that, there were concerns that slow feet could slow down the tempo of the game. A rather weak physical was chosen as the cause of all this. Due to physical difficulties, the play utilization was narrow and the defensive participation was low. Some even suggested that if you grow physical, you can speed up.
Lee Kang-in gritted his teeth. He asked for help from his physical coach, who had been a member of the national team by age in the winter of 2021. Physical coach Park Ji-hyun went to Spain to help Lee Kang-in train. At the time, coach Park said, I’m helping you with power and speed so that you can do a little more explosive actions. I’m also working out to strengthen my muscles, he said. The result of the effort was sweet. Lee Kang-in’s physicality has improved noticeably. In fact, I was able to see a different play than before.
In April, he hit a wedge with a 60-meter storm run just before the end of the Getafe match against Mallorca Spain. It was a fantastic score that combined speed and power. Lee Kang-in’s evolution is not the end here. He played mainly as an attacking midfielder in Valencia and as a sagging striker in Mallorca. Currently, it is also exerting strong power in terms of side. A national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann is using Lee Kang-in as the right wing of the 4-1-4-1 formation. He highly appreciated his value as a opposite-footed winger. Above all, Lee Kang-in is free to use his right foot, away from the left foot specialist. On the 21st, he showed a strong right-footed mid-range shot in the 33rd minute of the first half of the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 North-China World Cup against China. Lee Kang-in is growing into a complete player by combining his natural talents and efforts. He scored four consecutive A-match points. He is also playing a key role in Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
“Lee Kang-in is technically flawless,” said Chung Jeong-yong, manager of Gimcheon Sangmu, who coached Lee Kang-in in the national team by age. He erased his shortcomings by strengthening his physicality, which he had thought was lacking. I’ve even gained confidence. He is a smart player who knows what is lacking and fills it up and makes it his own. I will do better in the future,” he explained. The evolution of Lee Kang-in, a “trying genius,” has greater expectations for Korean soccer.