Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) is shaking up the French Ligue 1.

It is literally a sign of a ‘superstar’ being born.
Lee Kang-in has been nominated for the Ligue 1 November Goal of the Month for the 2023-24 season.

He’s up against Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Vitinha for his first goal of the month since joining Paris Saint-Germain.

He quickly caught the eye of Ligue 1, including the November Goal of the Month. “

A hidden superstar.

Lee Kang-in has already overtaken Mbappe in the Paris Saint-Germain jersey sales ranking.

Korean soccer fans are traveling to Paris to watch Lee Kang-in play for Paris Saint-Germain.

Parisians may not realize it, but Lee Kang-in is becoming a true superstar for Paris Saint-Germain.”
Lee has been a shining talent since his youth team days at Valencia.

South Korean soccer fans have been waiting to see what he could do professionally, and he showed his potential with the Golden Ball at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
After rising through the Valencia youth ranks, he became the youngest Asian to play in the first team and the UEFA Champions League, but he was never guaranteed playing time.

Valencia’s hierarchy saw him as a talent for the future of the team, but he was mostly a substitute and bench player.
With the likes of Kubo Takefusa his age already playing in the professional ranks, Lee needed playing time.

Lee joined Mallorca from Valencia, where he had played since childhood.

His first season with Mallorca was a bit of a bumpy ride, but in his second season, he perfected his game and became an integral part of the team.
He caught the eye of coach Paulo Bento and was included in the final roster for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where he provided crisp left-footed passes from the flanks and created attacking points.
Since returning from the World Cup, he has been on the radar of big clubs since the winter.

He briefly fell foul of Mallorca’s no-transfer policy, but was professional and focused on the second half of the season.

He became the first Korean to reach double-digit attacking points in the Primera Liga as part of Mallorca’s core.
Mallorca have been unable to hold onto Lee, who has been linked to Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, and Manchester City.

Despite rumors of a move to the Premier League, the player’s final choice was Paris Saint-Germain.
After joining Paris Saint-Germain, Lee said, “I can play many positions.

I’m comfortable on the ball. I am a midfielder who can play right or left winger. I have a great desire to win trophies.

I want to be part of the team and contribute to the team’s victory.

I am proud to be the first Korean in the history of Paris Saint-Germain.

I will play for Korea and for Paris Saint-Germain.

I will always show good behavior on the pitch and do my best.

Paris Saint-Germain is one of the best teams in the world.

I can’t wait to have an adventure with Paris Saint-Germain, I want to win every game and help them win as many titles as possible.

It’s a team I’ve known since I was a kid,” he said, adding that he is in contention for a starting spot in the team.
After recovering from a muscle injury in preseason, he started the French Ligue 1 opener.

He played alongside some of the world’s best players and was highly rated by European soccer statisticians, including Footmob, as a man-of-the-match (MOM).
He also started in the second round, but played more like a wingback.

His partnership with midfielder Fabian Lewis was not perfect.

After playing 51 minutes, he returned to the bench to prepare for the next round, only to suffer another muscle injury and miss the September A match.
She rested and worked hard to get back into shape.

He then competed in the Hangzhou Asian Games.

After winning a gold medal at the Asian Games, he was granted military service, and returned to Paris Saint-Germain in October with a fully-fledged game plan.

He led the South Korean team with a fierce offense that looked like it could have done without Son Heung-min.
He returned to Paris Saint-Germain and played in the UEFA Champions League.

He was a starter in the previous league, but a substitute in the Champions League.

However, as soon as he stepped on the field, he showed a brilliant presence.

Linking up with full-back Hakimi, he dominated the midfield from the flanks with one-two passes, cutting inside from the flanks and delivering menacing killer passes to his penetrating teammates. 토토사이트

On the left flank, he supplied crisp passes when Mbappe took advantage of opportunities.
He scored his first goal in the Champions League.

Scoring in the Champions League was a testament to Lee’s near-perfect fitness.

“It was a magical night in Paris.

I will be with you to achieve more.

Go Paris!” he cheered.
His form was perfect and he was starting to integrate into the Paris Saint-Germain team.

He made his presence felt in back-to-back starts in the league.

He shared the ball with key striker Kylian Mbappe and sprinted forward, picking up an assist for Mbappe and becoming an attacking option for Paris Saint-Germain.
He was on fire, scoring one goal and providing one assist before the November A match.

After returning to the Korean national team, he made his presence felt in the second Asian qualifying round for the FIFA Confederations Cup North and Central America, scoring back-to-back attacking points against Singapore and China.
He was on the bench for the home game against AS Monaco in Round 13. Luis Enrique gave Lee a much-needed rest after a long flight and a demanding schedule.

He was at home preparing for the Champions League fifth leg against Newcastle United.
UEFA and local expectations were for a bench start. With a front three of Kylian Mbappe, Leroy Sane, and Ousmane Dembele, the expected starting lineup was that Vitinha would start in place of Lee.
When we lifted the lid, it wasn’t what we expected. Enrique opted to start Lee Kang-in.

Lee started the game and made his second Champions League start of his professional career.

Lee has made eight Champions League appearances since starting his professional career with Valencia, with his last start coming in the 2019-20 season against Lille OSC in Group H, matchday 4.

He lasted 54 minutes in the ‘War of the Stars’ as Valencia ran out 4-1 winners at home.
After that, it was all substitutions. For Paris Saint-Germain, he played 10 minutes against Dortmund in Group 1, 19 minutes against AC Milan in Group 3, and 30 minutes against AC Milan in Group 4.

In his 19 minutes, he scored a goal and celebrated his first Champions League goal.
Right from the kickoff whistle, Lee rattled the Newcastle United defense by linking up with Mbappe on the left flank.

He then linked up with Mbappe on two occasions to get close to the box in quick succession before attempting a cross, which was cleared away by the Newcastle United defense.
In the 12th minute of the first half, we committed to a decisive defense.

Newcastle United were on the counterattack and we sprinted to the defense.

As Miguel Almirón tried to shoot from inside the box, Lee Kang-in made a tackle to clear the ball.

It was an exquisite tackle that only cleared the ball.
In first-half stoppage time, Lee and Mbappe created another scoring chance.

Mbappe played the ball to Lee, who cut inside, and Lee’s through ball found Mbappe.

Ousmane Dembele got on the end of Mbappe’s pass, but his shot was blocked by a defender.

Lee Kang-in was replaced by Marco Asensio in the 82nd minute with the score at 1-1, and the team scored in the last minute to end the game in a 1-1 draw.
Lee played 82 minutes against Newcastle United, leading the team’s attack.

According to soccer stats company Footmob, he completed 93% of his passes (66/71), made six passes into the attacking third, and created one chance.
He was also active on defense with a 50% (2/4) tackle success rate, two interceptions, seven recoveries, and four successful ball contests.

The media gave him a 7.3 rating, the fourth-highest among starters behind Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, and Fabian Ruiz.
Lee’s performances for Altrincham in the Ligue 1 and Champions League have attracted a lot of attention in France.

Ligue 1 asked Fabien, who broadcasts from South Korea, about Lee.
“Since he was a young boy, Korean soccer fans have been expecting him to be a future star of Korean soccer and a talent to play for the national team.

If the game is at 1pm local time in France, it starts at 9pm in Korea, which is a crazy time for everyone.

People in Korea go home and wake up in the middle of the night to watch him play.”

“He’s going to be a star at Paris Saint-Germain,” said Lee.

He’s still young and has a lot of potential.”
Here, at Le Havre, Paris Saint-Germain made a first in the club’s history.

For the first time in the club’s history, Paris Saint-Germain will be wearing jerseys with the Korean language printed on them.
“Since Lee Kang-in joined the club, we have seen the interest of Korean soccer fans grow.

We have seen an increase in the influx of fans at our home stadium at the Parc des Princes and online.

The same goes for our social media followers,” said the club.

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