South Korea’s national soccer team captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) has praised new ace Lee Kang-in (RCD Mallorca).
Son made his debut in the 23rd minute of South Korea’s 1-1 friendly against El Salvador at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Tuesday, coming on as a substitute for Hwang Hee-chan.
Despite not being at 100 percent after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia, Son came on in the second half for the fans and the team. Despite his short stint, it was a disappointing result as the Koreans conceded a late equalizer from a set piece. 메이저사이트
Meeting in the post-match mixer, Son gave a thumbs up to Lee for playing a pivotal role for the national team in his absence.
Lee Kang-in has been the new ace of South Korea’s recent A-match performances. Despite South Korea’s 0-1 loss to Peru on Sept. 16, Lee made a huge impression on Korean soccer fans with his all-around performance.
Even though he failed to score against El Salvador, he dazzled fans with his long, sharp passing, shooting, and fluid dribbling runs.
With Lee’s rise to prominence in the national team, Son Heung-min felt a sense of responsibility as a senior and captain, saying, “I don’t want to put too much pressure on him when he’s done so well.”
“He’s a player who will have to accept that burden at some point, but he’s too young to take it, so I don’t want to put pressure on him,” he said.
“(Lee) is a very talented player,” he said, adding, “He’s going to do great things for Korea, so I hope we can watch him every minute and every game.”
Lee has improved so much over the past year that he is now on the verge of a move to one of the world’s top clubs, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France’s Ligue 1, after excelling in the Spanish La Liga, one of Europe’s top soccer leagues.
His performances for the club have carried over to the national team, with fans in Korea eagerly anticipating what he’ll bring to the table at every A-League match. 안전놀이터추천