The fans gathered at the Busan Asiad main stadium roared in unison as “Golden Boy” Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain) entered the field. Lee, who joined the prestigious PSG, which boasts the most French league titles (11), met Korean fans for the first time.온라인바카라
The PSG squad, including Lee, held an open training event at the Busan Asiad main stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.
PSG will play the third match of the Coupang Play Series (friendly) against K League giants Jeonbuk Hyundai at the same venue on March 3 at 5pm.
After a tour of Asia in Japan, PSG arrived in Korea through Gimhae Airport that afternoon. From the airport, many fans gathered to see Lee Kang-in.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)’s Lee Kang-in, who came to Korea for a preseason tour, arrived at Gimhae International Airport on the afternoon of the 2nd. Head coach Luis Enrique and PSG players including Neymar, Lee, Marquinhos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Ashraf Hakimi will face Jeonbuk Hyundai in the third round of the Kupang Play on August 3 at the Busan Asiad Stadium. 2023.8.2/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Yoon Il-ji
He met the Korean fans with a smile on his face, signing autographs and taking pictures with them. After settling into a hotel in Busan, the PSG players went straight to the main stadium of the Busan Asiad to warm up.
As the fans chanted “Lee Kang-in” and cheered, Neymar (Brazil), who was next to him, grabbed Lee’s hand with a mischievous look on his face and greeted the crowd. The crowd erupted in cheers at Neymar’s antics.
The biggest question on the fans’ minds is whether Lee Kang-in will play against Jeonbuk on March 3.
PSG traveled to Japan for the first leg of their Asia tour and played three matches against Al-Nasr (Saudi Arabia), Cerezo Osaka (Japan), and Inter Milan (Italy). However, Lee Kang-in did not take the field.
Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Lee Kang-in trains during an open training session ahead of the K League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai’s third leg of the Coupang Play at Busan Asiad Stadium in Yeonje-gu, Busan, on Aug. 2. 2023.8.2/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Yoon Il-ji
Lee Kang-in, who started against Le Havre (France) in the preseason on March 22 and suffered a hamstring strain in the first half, watched all three matches in Japan from the bench.
After sprinting at full speed against Inter Milan on the first day, Lee proved his fitness by training with his teammates.
After warming up with some light ball stealing, Lee even practiced passing with Neymar and his teammates. However, he skipped the shooting drills and chatted with Luis Enrique and other staff members.
After the open training session, Lee walked around the stadium and waved to the fans. A smile appeared on his face as he took a selfie with the fans in the stands.
“My body has recovered a lot, but I’m still not in shape to play 90 minutes,” he told reporters afterward, adding, “If I get to play, I’ll do my best to win.”
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Luis Enrique and Lee Kang-in talk during an open training session ahead of the K League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai’s Coupang Play third leg match against Busan Asiadju Stadium in Yeonje-gu, Busan, on Aug. 2. 2023.8.2/News1 ⓒ News1 Reporter Yoon Il-ji