Now, even the director is in a frenzy. Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) is in an embarrassing situation after having a lonely fight on the field and being forcibly caught up in gossip outside the stadium.
Mallorca lost 0-1 to Real Betis in the 26th 토토사이트round of the 2022-2023 Primera Liga held at Estadio Benito Villamarin in Seville, Spain on the 19th (Korean time).
Mallorca, who failed to win four games in a row, remained in 11th place, only 6 points behind Valencia in 18th place, in the relegation zone. It was a poor match in many indicators, such as pass success rate, ball possession, and number of shots, but Lee Kang-in struggled and received the highest rating of 7.1 in the team from WhoScored.com.
However, right after the game, Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre (65) mentioned the game time as the cause of the team’s sluggishness rather than praise, and made Lee go up and down. Coach Aguirre said, “Thank you so much for letting us play at 2pm under the (hot) sunlight. We played 9 games during the daytime,” he said sarcastically to the La Liga Secretariat. I hope you don’t look at it anymore. Shit,” he said, aiming directly with a light curse.
It’s not something I can’t understand at all. It is known that daytime games require a lot of physical strength from players. The La Liga Secretariat arranges Mallorca’s games mainly during the daytime to allow Koreans to watch Lee Kang-in’s games, which are gaining popularity recently. There is an 8 hour time difference between Mallorca, Spain and Korea.
Thanks to this, Korean soccer fans watch Lee Kang-in’s game at 10 p.m. on weekends, but it’s not just Korean fans who are benefiting from it. Mallorca is also gaining popularity after a long time, and it is common in other leagues to assign games during the day to target the Asian market with high potential. A typical example is Italian Serie A, where Japanese players played small and medium-sized clubs such as Catania and Fiorentina during the daytime. This strategy worked, and to this day, Serie A remains one of Japan’s most popular overseas leagues.
The commander himself was well aware of this. “It’s really messed up,” Aguirre complained.
However, the way to complain about the difficulties was wrong. There is nothing wrong with commercially exploiting the most talented and popular players on a team. Moreover, it is not appropriate to mention it directly as it is not a player’s choice. There is no reason for Lee Kang-in to remain in Mallorca if even the director does not understand and embrace him.
It was also a very emotional interview. Even TUDN, a media outlet in Aguirre’s home country, Mexico, reported this interview and explained, “The Real Betis trip made Aguirre capricious,” adding, “He did not make any excuses for this defeat, but criticized the game schedule.” .