It is simply news that he joined the team training, but the aftermath of the news is very great. As “Golden Boy” Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG) shook off his injury and began full-fledged training on the ground, expectations for Hwang Sun-hong, the Asian Games national soccer team, are also growing.
PSG released a training video of Lee Kang-in on the club’s official social networking service (SNS) on the 12th. In the video, Lee Kang-in warmed up at the indoor training ground with his trainer, came out to the ground, practiced team training with a bright expression, and even focused on preparing to return to the actual game by shooting at the mini-goal.
It should be noted that Lee Kang-in conducted training on the ground.
Lee Kang-in injured the front of his left thigh in the second round of the 2023-2024 French League 1 against Toulouse on the 20th of last month. Since then, PSG announced on its website on the 22nd that Lee Kang-in will focus on treatment until the end of the A match break in September, and Jurgen Klinsman, head coach of the South Korean men’s soccer team, was also excluded from the second consecutive A match in September.먹튀검증
Unlike Klinsmann, Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Asian Games, paid close attention to Lee Kang-in’s recovery situation. If he recovers well, he can take a breather, but if he does not, he will have to find resources to replace Lee Kang-.
On top of that, it was also worrisome that PSG did not confirm Lee Kang-in’s transfer to the Asian Games. Coach Hwang met with reporters at the Changwon Football Center on the 5th and said, “The official letter (with PSG) said he would give a definite answer on the 13th,” adding, “(Lee) Kang-in will start training to handle the ball this week and focus on the weekend game (against Nice on the 17th). I wish I could join you sooner.”
Lee Kang-in, who has been focusing only on treating and recovering injuries indoors, showed his first appearance of ground training on the day, allowing coach Hwang to breathe a sigh of relief.
However, even if Lee Kang-in joins the Asian Games normally, the “time to join” is still a concern. South Korea will play the first group match against Kuwait on the 19th. He will then face Thailand (21st) and Bahrain (24th) in turn.
Considering that Lee Kang-in is likely to play in the match against Nice, it is virtually impossible to play in the first group match against Kuwait. Considering problems such as jet lag, it seems difficult to play against Thailand. On top of that, if PSG expresses its intention to play Lee Kang-in in the first leg of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League group stage against Dortmund (Germany), the timing of joining could be delayed further. Still, these problems are better than PSG refusing to transfer to the Asian Games at all.