The French media also recognized Lee Kang-in’s value. It was assessed that he will be a strong competitor to Ousmane Dembele in the future.
France’s RMC Sports said on the 26th (Korean time), “Lee Kang-in is enjoying his first goal at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) with a tremendous performance,” adding, “Lee Kang-in, who scored a valuable goal in front of manager Luis Enrique, is expected to join Demdele’s team in the coming weeks.” “He can be a strong competitor. This claim now seems credible enough,” he said, predicting that Lee Kang-in could become the starting striker on the right side.
Lee Kang-in came on as a substitute in the 26th minute of the second half of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group F third match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and AC Milan held at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, and played for PSG and Scored his debut goal in the Champions League. With goals from Kylian Mbappe and Rendal Colo Muani, PSG defeated Milan 3-0 and rose to the top of Group F with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 6 points.
Before the game, PSG was in second place in the group with 1 win and 1 loss. The point difference with 3rd place Milan was only 1 point. A win against Milan was important to advance to the round of 16 in Group F, which is considered the Group of Death.
PSG took the lead with Mba’s goal in the 33rd minute of the first half. Mbappe received a pass from Warren Zaire-Emiry and struck the bottom left corner of the goal with an accurate right-footed shot. PSG, ahead 1-0, took the win with an additional goal from Colo Muani in the 8th minute of the second half. Dembele’s shot hit the goalkeeper’s hand and flowed in front of Colo Muani’s feet, and it was easily finished.
Lee Kang-in took the field in place of Dembele in the 26th minute of the second half. Lee Kang-in’s body was light. As soon as he was brought in, he provided Mbappe with a shooting opportunity with a concise passing play from the right flank. He also showed off his strengths, such as pressing outside the three defenders and dribbling to draw a foul from Theo Hernández.
In the 44th minute of the second half, he scored his debut goal, putting emphasis on the score. Lee Kang-in rushed to the center after giving a pass to Jair-Emery, and when Jair-Emery gave a cutback, he accurately pushed it in with his left foot. It was his debut goal for PSG and his seventh overall in the Champions League.
All of his teammates, including Mbappe, ran over to congratulate Lee Kang-in, and coach Enrique also gave Lee Kang-in his hand and patted his back.
After the game, comparisons between Dembele and Lee Kang-in were inevitable. The two players are motivated to join PSG through this summer transfer window. He can also play on both the left and right flanks, but at PSG he is a contender for the position of playing on the right.
So far, Dembele has played as the starting winger but has not scored a debut goal in 770 minutes, while Lee Kang-in has scored his debut goal in 252 minutes, less than a third of the time, giving him an edge over the competition.
RMC Sports, which watched Lee Kang-in’s performance, also predicted that Lee Kang-in will be able to compete with Dembele in the future.
The media said, “Lee Kang-in had a particularly outstanding performance during PSG’s victory over Milan. The Korean winger, who was very active on the right flank, scored his third goal of the evening. It was his first goal for PSG.” Highlights his performance.
He continued, “Lee Kang-in entered the pitch with boldness, passion and dynamism and left a strong impression. He came on in place of Dembele and delighted the crowd.” Lee Kang-in, who was accurate and full of inspiration, posed a lot of threat on the right flank. Theo Hernández “He harassed me,” he added.
At the same time, “Lee Kang-in already showed an interesting performance in the previous game (against Strasbourg). He will become a strong competitor to Dembele in the coming weeks. Now, those claims seem credible,” he said, adding that Lee Kang-in is well ahead of the competition with Dembele. I predicted that I could go.
Meanwhile, Lee Kang-in said, “I’m happy personally, but I’m also happy to help the team. This win was very important. I’m happy that I can help the team. It’s something I work on every moment I’m on the field, and I’ll keep working hard.” I pledged to do my best at PSG.굿모닝토토 도메인