The South Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, lost 0-1 at home to Peru in a June A match on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Busan Asiad Stadium. Klinsmann’s overall record under Lee is 1-0-2.
However, Lee Kang-in shined as South Korea’s ace on a day when Son Heung-min was sidelined with the after-effects of a sports hernia. Despite South Korea losing the match, Lee was named the Most Valuable Player.
Lee’s best moment came in the first half. In the 33rd minute, Lee received a pass from Hwang Hee-chan on the right flank of the Peruvian box, took a touch to the center and curled a left-footed shot. It was such a threatening shot that Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gueyeze had to jump up and down to make the save.
Lee Kang-in also scored with his head in the second half. In the 28th minute, Hwang Hee-chan sent in a left-footed cross from the left flank of the Peruvian box. In the space on the right side of the box created by Cho Kyu-sung, Lee Kang-in took the one-bound header. Unfortunately, he was denied by a diving save from Peruvian goalkeeper Gueyes. In the 32nd minute, Lee Kang-in’s left-footed ball from the right side of the Peruvian box found Cho Kyu-sung, who looked to replicate his goal against Ghana at the World Cup in Qatar, but his shot went just wide of the left post.
Lee Kang-in also played a key role in Korea’s passing game, moving between the left flank and midfield. He was reminiscent of Son Heung-min on this day. When his team’s offense wasn’t working, he often dropped down to coordinate passes and create scoring chances through opposite flank transitions. He was very similar to Heung-min in that he had an all-around impact on the pitch, scratching his teammates’ itches.
Lee’s post-match celebration was also a hot topic. After the final whistle, Lee was caught on camera shaking his head in frustration at his team’s defeat, despite having played his best game. 메이저사이트 There was no joy on his face when he received the MOM award for Most Valuable Player. Lee Kang-in was similar to Son Heung-min, who also showed emotions of anger and frustration after disappointing performances, such as the loss at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
His influence and all-around play on the national team, his regret at not being able to bring victory to the fans, and his unwillingness to 오래된 토토사이트 accept defeat. These are all things that Lee Kang-in and Son Heung-min have in common. Lee Kang-in, who bears many similarities to current South Korean soccer ace Son Heung-min, showed fans the qualities that could make him the next ace of the national team against Peru.