Lee Kang-in led the 2-1 victory by playing full-time at home against Nantes in the 15th round of the 2023-2024 French League 1 at 5 a.m. on the 10th (Korea Standard Time) in Paris, France.
In particular, PSG scored the winning goal in the attack, which began with Lee Kang-in’s sharp free-kick, continuing its league winning streak, which began against Rens in October, with eight games. The season’s performance has also solidified its league lead with 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss (36 points). There is a point gap with AS Monaco (30 points), which is in second place.
It was not an easy game for both the team and Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in was placed on the right side, not the left midfielder’s position that he was used to on the day. PSG coach Luis Enrique put Lee Kang-in on the right side, where Usman Dembele usually plays. 안전놀이터
It was also to test another combination of attacks ahead of a visit to Borussia Dortmund (Germany) on the 14th, when they advanced to the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL). Dembele cannot play against Dortmund due to accumulated warnings.
In addition, Dembele is active as a key resource enough to play in 14 of the 15 league games (10 starts), but he has only one goal. Nevertheless, the reason why he plays as a key player is that he has no other resources to replace him. He poses a threat to the opponent’s defense with his explosive speed and brilliant footwork, but his decision-making power is greatly reduced. Coach Enrique recently helped Mbappe find a solution to the match against Dortmund through Lee Kang-in, who has been a great contributor to the team’s attack, while also trying to find a way for the team to develop further.
Lee Kang-in played full-time in the 90th minute, hitting two shots and dribbling twice. The pass success rate was a bit disappointing at 80%, but he stabbed the key pass, which led to a decisive opportunity, three times. European soccer statistics site Sofa Score rated Lee Kang-in 7.8, the highest rating in the team, surpassing Randal Kolo Muani (7.6) and ace Kylian Mbappe (6.9). Another media outlet, Footmob and Huscore Dotcom, also gave compliance ratings of 7.7 and 7.03, respectively.
As always, Lee Kang-in glistened on the pitch. In the 16th minute of the first half, he showed a fantastic individual skill in his camp to take off the opponent’s pressure, and then passed a long pass at once toward Mbappe heading forward. Mbappe hit into the penalty box and tried to shoot, but it was regrettable that it was blocked by the opponent’s defense.
As soon as Lee Kang-in caught the ball, Mbappe flooded in, and their teamwork shone with a perfect pass connection. It was a play that could come out because Mbappe firmly believed in Lee Kang-in’s pass accuracy, sense, and vision.