Lee Kang-in (21, Mallorca) was more desperate for victory than anyone else. In the game against Peru, he shone alone and filled the vacant spot of ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham Hotspur), but he was really sorry for the team defeat.
The Korean national team lost 0-1 to Peru in the ‘KEB Hana Bank Invitational National Team Friendly Match’ held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 16th. Under coach Klinsmann, who was appointed after the World Cup, he has yet to record his first win.
Lee Kang-in started on the right side, but led the Korean offense in a role close to free-role. Korea conceded a goal in the 11th minute of the first half, but the soft dribble and sharp left foot made Peru cool. In the 20th minute of the first half, he heated up 50,000 spectators in Busan with a killer pass to Oh Hyun-gyu.
In the second half, Lee Jae-seong played in the offensive midfielder position and matched the sum. In the 16th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in received Hwang Hee-chan’s pass and passed it to Oh Hyeon-gyu. Oh Hyun-gyu faced a situation close to 1:1 with the goalkeeper, but the shot was in the goalkeeper’s arms.
Lee Kang-in played a big role, but Korea could not shake the net. A cross that was accurately delivered to Cho Kyu-sung’s head from the side failed to hit the net. Korea failed to attack Peru for 90 minutes and had to suffer a bitter defeat.
After the final whistle blew, Lee Kang-in stared at the ground. Although he stood out alone, he expressed his bitter feelings over the team’s defeat. Hwang In-bum approached Kang-in Lee with his head bowed and encouraged him, and only after Heung-Min Son, “Captain” came, did he move his steps.
Son Heung-min comforted him, but the regret did not disappear easily. After the flash interview, he also lowered his head while greeting fans. He tried to smile at the fans, but he looked at the ground with his hands on his hips in regret.스포츠토토
It was the same in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after the game. Lee Kang-in replied, “There was no best part. It’s a pity that the team didn’t win. Soccer is to win. I wanted to win, but it’s very sad that I couldn’t win. I’ll try to win the next game.”
He had a great performance for Mallorca this season, but it was meaningless as his national team did not win. Lee Kang-in said, “I am doing my best every moment. I will try to help the team as much as possible. I will continue to do so. I will try to help the team win.”