12 June 2024

“Now a firm ace!” Final goal Lee Kang-in said, “China, I didn’t know you would be this defensive…I want to help the team the most at every moment.”

By pestfood.com

Lee Kang-in is now the ace of the Korean national soccer team. He led his team to victory with the final goal against China.

Lee Kang-in scored the winning goal in the 16th minute of the second Group C match against China at Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul at 8 p.m. on the 11th to lead the 1-0 victory.

With the latest victory, Korea finished its second qualifying round with five wins and one draw (16 points) without loss. The team secured the first place in its group and the third qualifying round with a landslide 7-0 victory over Singapore, and secured victory at a time when it had to compete with Australia for the top seed spot, thus eluding Japan and Iran and heading to the third qualifying round.

After the game, Lee Kang-in said, “I’m glad that I won two consecutive games, rather than scoring a goal. I will work hard to get better soccer and better results from now on.”
Lee Kang-in scored four goals and three assists in the six games of the second qualifying round. Along with Son Heung-min, who scored in all games, he played a big role in confirming Korea’s third qualifying round. If captain Son Heung-min leads the team, Lee Kang-in is now helping to lead the team to victory by taking over the ace position.

Regarding the time of the goal, Lee said, “I was so busy that I can’t remember. All of my teammates and brothers were very happy. I’m just happy to win.”

“I think China would have made the best choice possible. It is difficult to evaluate other teams, but I expected them to be defensive, but I didn’t think they would be this defensive,” he said. “In the second away match in November last year, it was 3-0 but today it is 1-0. He showed good defense.”
Lee Kang-in is playing various positions. He has played as a fake striker, as well as as as a left-right striker and as a midfielder in his team. He is also playing both sides of the team and back-and-forth in the center. 안전놀이터

In a position that continues to change, Lee Kang-in said, “Every game is different (in a comfortable position),” adding, “There are parts that the coach wants. It’s all about doing your best in the duties and positions entrusted to you. I will do my best as I said in an interview when I first joined the national team that I will help the team the most in every moment and make an effort to create a progress.”