National football team coach Jurgen Klinsmann recognized the value of Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and began to use it moderately. In the midst of this, Hwang Seon-hong, coach of the U-23 national team ahead of the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September or the Paris Olympics in July next year, also desperately wants Kang-in Lee to join.
Coach Klinsman selected Lee Kang-in for an evaluation match against Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th and used him as the core of the attack along with Son Heung-min (Tottenham).
After the game, coach Klinsman praised Lee Kang-in, saying, “The only way Uruguay can stop Lee Kang-in is through foul play.”
As a result, there is a high possibility that Lee Kang-in will be used in the Asian Cup in Qatar in January next year, which coach Klinsman suggested as the first goal. 안전놀이터
Then, head coach Hwang Seon-hong, who is in charge of both the Asian Games national team and the Olympic national team, became impatient.
Coach Hwang, who won the 2023 Doha Cup U-22 Friendly Tournament and entered the country on the 29th, said at Incheon Airport that he was waiting for Lee Kang-in to join, saying, “I have not been able to meet Lee Kang-in for a long time, but I want to meet him soon and work together.”
Hwang also revealed his will to negotiate with Klinsman. He said, “I met director Klinsman in Sangam and told him about the situation. The director also said that we should meet and talk over a cup of tea before June or September.” I think it should be,” he said.
Hwang, who saw Lee Kang-in leading the attack in the game against Uruguay, couldn’t help but feel complicated. If head coach Klinsman refuses to call in the U-23 national team, saying he will use Lee Kang-in, Hwang’s team management could be disrupted.
Colleagues who will participate in the Asian Games and the Olympic team are also waiting for Lee Kang-in to join.
Koh Young-joon, who scored the dramatic winning goal in the 44th minute of the second half of the Doha Cup against Iraq, said at Incheon International Airport, “(Lee) Kang-in is very good at passing.” seem to make it,” he said.
As Klins Man-ho and Hwang Seon-hong-ho start a tug-of-war over Lee Kang-in, the choice of their team, Mallorca, is expected to draw attention.
Mallorca held off Lee Kang-in’s transfer in order to maintain the team’s performance in the transfer market last winter. Since it was Mallorca, we cannot rule out the possibility that Lee Kang-in will not be selected in July-August, when the league opens, in September when the league opens, and in January when the league is in full swing.
For Lee Kang-in, who has not yet completed his military service, his mind is bound to be complicated. Lee Kang-in, who won a gold medal in the Asian Games or a bronze medal in the Olympics, has to be transferred to a sports agent and serve as an alternative to continue his career as an athlete in Europe. If he fails to transfer as an athletic agent, he has to play for the K-League Gimcheon Sangmu, a professional football team in the National Army Sports Corps.
It is a situation where Klins Man-ho, Hwang Seon-hong-ho, and Mallorca’s calculations are intertwined over Lee Kang-in, who is showing more and more outstanding skills.