Korea’s journey in the Asian Cup ended unfortunately in the semifinals, but soccer continues. Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who played as key players for the Korean national team, will now return to their teams and aim to win their first season at a big club again.
After finishing the semifinals at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, Lee Kang-in and Kim Min-jae immediately moved to Europe and returned to the team that is playing in the midst of a season. The two players overcome their disappointment in the national team and are playing again for the championship of their teams.
Lee Kang-in moved from Mallorca (Spain) to Paris Saint-Germain (France) and Kim Min-jae from Naples (Italy) to Bayern Munich (Germany) last season and entered the European mammoth club side by side.
The two, who became big clubs and members of each league’s leading team, have been cruising to victory since the first season.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is leading the French league with 14 wins, five draws and one loss (47 points) by adding two wins and one draw while Lee Kang-in was selected for the national team. The team is eight points ahead of second-ranked Nice (39 points).
PSG plans to secure an early victory in League 1 by gaining more momentum starting with Lee Kang-in’s joining, and to focus more on the UEFA Champions League (UCL). PSG will also enter the UCL tournament starting with the round of 16 against Real Sociedad (Spain) on the 14th (Korea time).
PSG was unbeaten in the absence of Lee Kang-in, but as Bredley Bacola, who put in Lee Kang-in’s position, was sent off and Marco Asensio showed a rather disappointing performance, Lee Kang-in, who was the “one option,” is urgently needed to return.
Lee Kang-in scored three goals, including two free-kicks, at the Asian Cup, and showed his peak performance in dribbling breakthrough and cross, which is expected to be a great boost to PSG.
Without physical variables, Lee Kang-in’s return match is expected to be the 21st round of League 1 against Lille at 5 a.m. on the 11th. If he plays, it will be 41 days after he won the Super Cup (Trope de Champion) on January 4.
Kim Min-jae will also return to the team amid Bayern Munich’s big welcome and immediately focus on winning the league. 라바카지노주소
Bayern Munich posted a picture of Kim Min-jae returning to the team and training on social media, saying, “See you on Saturday,” indicating that he will play immediately.
Currently, Bayern Munich is ranking second in the Bundesliga with 16 wins, two draws and two losses (50 points). It lost 0-1 at the 18th round match against Werder Bremen while Kim Min-jae was absent, and thus slipped one step further from the lead.