Lee Kang-in’s Timing for Joining Asian Games is Still Undecided… Hwang Seon-hong “I’m Frustrated Because There’s no Definite Answer”
“PSG seems to be putting forward various conditions…
I wish I could match Lee Kang-in for 1-2 group stage games.”
The timing for Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG), the ace of the men’s soccer team who will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games,
will join the tournament has not yet been determined.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who leads the Asian Games national team, met with reporters at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the 14th and said,
“PSG has no official answer when they will let Lee Kang-in go.
Kang-in wants to join as soon as possible, but coordination is not good.” 온라인카지노사이트
“I’m frustrated because it doesn’t seem to be working,” he said.
Lee Kang-in, who is already one of the top stars in the adult national team,
including participating in the 2022 Qatar World Cup,
is the player receiving the most attention in soccer ahead of the Asian Games.
He played for Mallorca in Spain and wore the uniform of France’s prestigious PSG this season,
but recently suffered an injury, raising concerns about his ability to participate in the Asian Games.
On the 22nd of last month, the news that he had injured his left quadriceps muscle was reported through the club,
he was unable to play in the two-game international match (Wales and Saudi Arabia) held in Europe in September.
While he continued to miss his team’s games, his team training on the 12th was revealed through a club video, raising expectations for his return.
It was initially reported that PSG would convey its position regarding Lee Kang-in’s participation in the Asian Games to the national team on the 13th.
The email sent by PSG on this day included an update on Lee Kang-in’s condition,
but there was no answer regarding the timing of Lee Kang-in’s participation in the Asian Games national team, according to Korean Football.
This is the association’s explanation.
“PSG seems to be putting forward several conditions.
It could be the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup…
“Coach Hwang said, “I hope the agreement goes well and he can join as soon as possible.”
The Asian Games are not a competition in which the team is required to give up players,
so the will of the team is important for a player to join during the period of the game.
As there is a high possibility that PSG will have to send Lee Kang-in to the Korean national team for the Asian Cup early next year,
which is also in season, it can be assumed that they are not giving a definite answer in order to delay the timing as much as possible.
Coach Hwang said, “I have had this experience in the past,
but it seems like PSG is trying to push things to their advantage in many ways, so I think coordination is needed.”
He continued, “It would be good to match Lee Kang-in for 1-2 group stage games.
If he joins after the tournament, various situations may arise,” he said, adding, “I will be able to make a plan only when the timing is decided, but it is frustrating.”
Through personal communication with Lee Kang-in, he explained, “I only heard that he would not participate in the game on the 16th (Ligue 1 home game against Nice),” and added, “It seems that the injury has recovered to some extent, but I think it is a condition issue.”
PSG is scheduled to play a French Ligue 1 home game against Nice at 4 a.m. on the 16th,
Korean time, and a home game against Dortmund (Germany) in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage at 4 a.m. on the 20th.
Regarding the possibility that Lee Kang-in may not join, Coach Hwang emphasized, “I am not thinking about it yet,” and added, “As the association and the club are in close communication,
I hope that a decision can be made quickly so that we can quickly focus on preparing for the competition.”
Korea, which belongs to Group E of the Asian Games group stage, will play against Kuwait on the 19th, Thailand on the 21st,
Bahrain on the 24th at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China.
Korea is attempting to win the Asian Games men’s soccer championship for the third time in a row,
following the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions.
Hwang Seon-hong, who started his final training in Paju on the 13th after training in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, leaves for China on the 16th.