Instead of Son Heung-min, ‘Free Roll’ is likely… Anticipating Lee Kang-in’s ‘Showtime’

In the match against Peru without Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham), the eyes are on Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca).

Captain Son Heung-min, who underwent sports hernia surgery, will eventually take a break from the A-match evaluation match against Peru held at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) made it official that Son Heung-min was excluded from the Peru match at an official press conference held the day before. He said, “Son Heung-min is getting better every day, but he will sit on the bench against Peru.”먹튀검증

Previously, Son Heung-min returned home after receiving surgery for a mild sports hernia after finishing the final game of the English Premier League (EPL) last month. He went through a recovery period of more than two weeks and participated in national team training, but it is difficult to show 100% condition. Even in training on the 14th, he could not participate in his own Cheongbaekjeon and set piece training. In the end, coach Klinsman directly revealed the fact that Son Heung-min was excluded from the selection. He seems unlikely to be a substitute.

Another bad news for Klinsmannhoen. Min-jae Kim (Naples) and Kim Young-gwon (Ulsan Hyundai) were unable to be summoned due to an injury, so the defense is already experiencing serious leaks. In addition, the match against Peru is being played without Son Heung-min, a mental support and ace. In other words, variables are occurring one after another in Klinsman, which is challenging for the first win in its launch.

Coach Klinsman received favorable reviews for using Son Heung-min as a ‘free role’ in two consecutive matches against Colombia and Uruguay in March. He allowed Son Heung-min, who was mainly on the left side, to play regardless of position. Son Heung-min, who was able to freely move around the front, played an active role as the core of the attack through space penetration, shooting, and sharp passes. ‘Free-roll’ Son Heung-min was a new method of use that Klinsman found as soon as he took over. This is why director Klinsman’s worries inevitably deepen when he falls out.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, had an evaluation match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of March 28th. Son Heung-min takes a free kick in the first half. Sangam = Reporter Minkyu Kim

If manager Klinsman doesn’t make any tactically radical changes, he will eventually have to find a player who will take over the role of Son Heung-min. He must be positioned in the center of the second line and be able to lead the attack. Among the many candidates, the player who stands out is definitely Lee Kang-in.

Lee Kang-in was mainly deployed on the side of his team last season, but he actually led the attack with a free role. He delivered a sharp pass to the forwards or flanks, and aimed for the opponent’s goal through direct dribble penetration or shooting. Second line attacking midfielder is also a position that Lee Kang-in can play best.

He is also in the best condition among his offensive resources. He recorded a ‘career high’ with 6 goals and 6 assists in the Spanish Primera Liga in Mallorca. Not only his offensive points, but also his performance itself were evaluated as having risen. Even before the end of the season, rumors of a transfer to a big club circulated, and recently, local news about an imminent transfer to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG, France), where many world-class players are lined up, has been reported.

Coach Klinsman also highly praised Lee Kang-in’s talent and skills, and clearly expressed his intention to use it moderately. Former coach Paulo Bento did not use Lee Kang-in, but coach Klinsman actively used Lee Kang-in from his first A-match 2nd match. In the game against Colombia, Lee Kang-in was the first card to be brought out to change the atmosphere, and in his second match against Uruguay, he was included in the starting lineup.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, held an evaluation match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of March 28th. In the first half, Lee Kang-in is breaking through the side. Sangam = Reporter Minkyu Kim

In the match against Uruguay, which was his first starter, he was positioned on the right side in line with Son Heung-min’s free roll. Lee Kang-in took on the role of distributing the ball from the side, actively shooting and aiming for the opponent’s goal. He showed that he could play a pivotal role in his A national team by also showing a sharp forward cross. If he is placed in the center this time and takes on a free-role role, there could be more scenes to showcase his talents.

The fact that there are many attackers to line up on his side or front is also considered as a background that Lee Kang-in is likely to move to Son Heung-min and lead the attack. Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who missed last March due to injury, will make his Klinsman debut through this game. Every time his A match, he played as a left striker and showed good performance. Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05), who was placed on the side for both matches in March, Na Sang-ho (FC Seoul) and Moon Seon-min (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who are showing good performances in the K-League, can also be placed on the side.

If Lee Kang-in plays a key role in the attack instead of Son Heung-min, a new offensive option can be added to Klinsman’s attacking line in the future. Manager Klinsman said, “Son Heung-min is an irreplaceable player, but the players selected on their behalf must take a chance and show themselves to prove themselves.” For Lee Kang-in, only ‘Showtime’ remains to prove himself as the core of the Klinsman attack.

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