Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) idolizes the Brazilian star.
Brazilian media outlet TNT Sports recently published an interview with Lee.
After the match between Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League group stage of the 2023-24 season on June 26, TNT Sports caught up with Lee to ask him about the Brazilian players.
Lee hasn’t forgotten Neymar (Al Hilal), whom he met briefly and boldly at Paris Saint-Germain.
“I met Neymar here, and that time was very special for me.
When I first arrived in Spain, Neymar also came to Spain, so it was even more special,” he recalled.
More than that, the Brazilian media was delighted. They asked him which Brazilian player had influenced his growth.
“There were a lot of players, but I was always inspired by Xavier. He was one of the players I looked up to a lot.”
Xavi is a Brazilian player who played as a flanker in the 2000s.
He is a legend who played for the world’s best club, Real Madrid, from 1998 to 2002. He played 160 games for Real Madrid, scoring 30 goals.
During his four years with the club, he helped them win one Spanish Primera Liga title and three Champions League titles.
He went on to play for Bordeaux (France), Real Zaragoza, Real Sociedad, Levante (Spain), and Anosocis Famagusta (Cyprus) before retiring from the game in 2010 after returning to Brazil. 안전토토사이트
As Lee Kang-in has become known as one of his inspirations, Xavi has also been in the spotlight. After posting a photo of Lee’s interview on his social media accounts, Xavi responded by saying he was “honored.”
Lee Kang-in is being recognized for his debut goal for Paris Saint-Germain. Quoting Lee’s interview, foreign media outlet One Football said, “Lee’s confidence is the highest ever.
He won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and recently scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain.”
Lee, who signed for Paris Saint-Germain this season, has been in full competition for a starting spot after a busy national team schedule that included the Asian Games and A matches.
After struggling with injuries for a while, Lee’s time with the national team helped him improve his form. He scored a goal in an A match in October, which boosted his confidence, and then scored against Paris Saint-Germain.
Coming on as a 26th-minute substitute against Milan, Lee rattled the net with a precise left-footed finish from Gonzalo Hamus on the edge of the box a minute before the final whistle.
Lee’s goal opened up competition with Ousmane Dembele, who is still without a goal, for a spot on the flank.