Bedat Murki showed off his love for Lee Kang-in.
Mallorca defeated Valencia 1-0 in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga at Estadio Mallorca Son Moix in Mallorca, Spain, at 2:30 a.m. ET on Saturday. The win puts Mallorca in 11th place in the league with 47 points and secures the club’s retention.
Mourinho and Lee Kang-in were the stars of the game for Mallorca. In the 19th minute of the second half, Lee sent in a sharp cross from the left and Mourinho finished with a header to give Mallorca the lead. Mourinho’s goal proved to be the game-winner and gave Mallorca the victory 스포츠토토.
Spain’s Marca wrote: “Mallorca starts with Lee Kang-in and ends with Mourinho. They are a deadly duo. After Lee switched to midfield in the second half, their chemistry came out and they were the stars of the show, with Lee assisting and Mourinho scoring. They combined for 20 points and accounted for more than 50% of Mallorca’s total team goals,” he said of the Mallorca duo.
The main attacking pattern for Mallorca this season has been Lee Kang-in assists and Mourinho goals. The pairing of Lee, who can deliver sharp passes to strikers from any position, and Mourinho, who uses his physicality to the fullest and is a great presence in the penalty box, is a great combination.
The two have scored three goals together. That’s the third-most goals in La Liga in 2022-23. It’s behind only Hodrigo + Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann + Alvaro Morata (four times). It’s like Mallorca’s Son Heung-min + Harry Kane duo.
In the process, Lee has developed into one of La Liga’s top midfielders, scoring six goals and providing five assists in 35 league appearances. Mourinho has 14 goals in 33 league games and is fourth on the team’s scoring list behind Robert Lewandowski, Benzema, and Joselu.
After the match, Mourinho showed off his affection for Lee Kang-in. He posted a photo of himself and Lee on his personal social media account and wrote, “My little brother”. He wrote “Brother” in Korean to honor the Korean player.
Mourinho has a lot of love for Lee Kang-in. “He’s a good player,” Mourinho said after his good work with Lee this season. When I moved to Mallorca in January last year, I learned his name on the first day of training. I didn’t know about him before that, but I told him straight away, ‘You’re the best player here,'” he confessed.