Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany) of the national soccer team, ahead of the two A-matches in March, which will lead from Colombia (24th, Ulsan) to Uruguay (28th, Seoul), will participate in the 2022 Qatar World Cup by the International Football Federation (FIFA) Technical Research Group. (TSG) participated as a member. There was a scene where he intensively checked the matches of Asian countries, including Korea, with a very impressive look. With the introduction of Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), Korea’s attack pattern was rapidly changing.
In preparation for the World Cup in Qatar, former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal) repeatedly said, “He must be a good player, but there are many (better) players in the same position,” and did not use Lee Kang-in, but included him in the final list (26 players). made it The choice worked. Lee Kang-in, who was brought in in the 12th minute of the second half after losing 0-2 in the second group match against Ghana, assisted Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai)’s header goal with a sharp cross in one minute. Korea lost again after making 2-2, but the ‘Lee Kang-in effect’ could not be denied.
Coach Klinsman, who highly praised Kang-in Lee, who participated in all 4 games (1 start, 3 substitutions) in the Qatar World Cup final report, said Kang-in Lee once again when he started his first convocation training at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do on the 20th. mentioned He said, “I will meet and talk with Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), and Lee Kang-in to see what (the national team players) thought and what direction they will go.”
The interest is, of course, the utilization of Lee Kang-in. In the World Cup, the image of a ‘game changer’ was strong, but now it is a completely different environment. In the situation of a completely new start, coach Klinsman is highly likely to use Lee Kang-in, who has consistently shown outstanding skills in the Spanish Primera Liga.
In Mallorca, Lee Kang-in showed off his true nature as a ‘multi-strike’ by attacking the flanks and second line, and advancing deep into the front when the team needed it. It can be seen that it is quite consistent with coach Klinsman’s attack soccer philosophy.
While the national team moved to Ulsan after spending three days (20-22) in the Paju NFC, coach Klinsman reportedly used Lee Kang-in as a key player during training. In addition to the role of attacking midfielder, it is possible to digest other positions as well as in Mallorca. There is also a possibility of filling the void of Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), who failed to join due to injury.
Coach Klinsman said at a press conference held at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on the 23rd, “(Lee Kang-in) had a high level of skill. I kept checking Mallorca matches.스포츠토토 If he continues to grow like he is now, he will be given ample opportunities in the national team.”