The possibility that Kang-in Lee and director Javier Aguirre will leave Mallorca at the same time has been raised.
On the 22nd (Korean time), Caneda Serre reported on the situation of contract renewal negotiations with manager Aguirre in Mallorca.
Caneda Serre reported, “Currently, Mallorca is making every effort to renew the contract with coach Aguirre. To maintain the team atmosphere, Mallorca is taking active steps to retain coach Aguirre.”
It is clear why Mallorca is trying to keep coach Aguirre. This is because the atmosphere could be shaken if coach Aguirre leaves the team.
Before the start of this season, Mallorca was a relegation candidate. Power was not highly rated. However, after the season started, the atmosphere completely changed.
Of course, Mallorca is not the favorite to win. However, this season has exceeded expectations. Aguirre has created a custom tactic for Mallorca.
A fierce match was played with the front striker Bedat Muriki and Lee Kang-in in the second line. In the end, Mallorca is in 13th place with 44 points from 12 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses. They are 9 points clear of the relegation zone. Therefore, Mallorca will remain in La Liga unless there is a sudden big problem.
Lee Kang-in, who received active support from coach Aguirre, established himself as an ace. Not only Muriki, but Lee Kang-in also has a great influence on the game, so many clubs are interested.
Coach Aguirre is also well aware of the club situation where he has no choice but to send several players. “I wouldn’t get involved if the team thought they had to sell one or two players to solve their financial problems,” he recently said.
On the 23rd (hereinafter Korean time), Datafoot released the ranking of the top 10 dribbling players in European leagues based on the records of OPTA, a soccer statistics company.
Lee Kang-in ranked 6th among all European players. Lee Kang-in’s total number of successful triples was 82. Lee Kang-in’s number of successes per game was 2.8, and the success rate was 67%.
In particular, Lee Kang-in had the highest success rate among the top 10. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that Lee Kang-in is the best player in Europe in terms of success rate.
Of course, Lee Kang-in is not in a comfortable situation either. This is because director Aguirre and Lee Kang-in were included in the ‘racial discrimination issue’.
It is known that Lee Kang-in also suffered a lot of racial discrimination. In the match relay camera, the appearance of ‘snow tearing’, an act of racial discrimination against Asians towards Lee Kang-in, was also captured. Nevertheless, Lee Kang-in, who always shows a resolute appearance, is loved by perfect fan service.
Lee Kang-in started living in Spain in 2011 when he was 10 years old. He grew up in the Valencia youth team, which was a problem on this day, and made his La Liga debut in his adult team. However, he is finally getting some recognition for his skills in Mallorca after he was kicked out of Valenci.
In addition, suspicions were raised that Lee Kang-in was also racially discriminated against in Mallorca. A user on social media pointed out that “Mallorca coach Javier Aguirre saw Lee Kang-in and shouted, ‘What are you doing, Chinese'”.
The released video is a short video of about 4 seconds. However, there is a scene where director Aguirre turns his head to Lee Kang-in and shouts “que haces chino” (What are you doing Chinese). The notable part is ‘chino’. It is a term referring to Asians in North and Central America and South America, which has racially discriminatory meanings.먹튀검증
Shouting ‘chino’ to Lee Kang-in was also confirmed on the club’s official YouTube channel. It’s from a training video titled “Just an Exciting Naughty Lee Kang-in” released by Mallorca 11 days ago. Around 1 minute 24 seconds into the video, after Lee Kang-in attempts a right-footed shot, you can hear a shout with ‘chino’ in it.
Of course, it is highly unlikely that director Aguirre had malicious intent and called Lee Kang-in a ‘Chinese’ on an official channel. No official announcement was made about the situation at the time. However, Aguirre’s remarks are clearly problematic. He is bound to emerge as an issue of racism. /