Korean national soccer team midfielder Lee Kang-in (21, Mallorca), who is regarded as the ‘next-generation ace’, showed an amazing performance on the first World Cup stage, and was warmly welcomed by his teammates after returning to his team.
On the 16th (Korean time), the Spanish professional 메이저사이트 football Primera Liga Mallorca released a training video of Lee Kang-in, who left a deep impression by successfully playing an active part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar through the club’s official YouTube channel.
In the video, Lee Kang-in had a somewhat rough ‘report ceremony’ before full-scale training. He was congratulated as he passed between his colleagues lined up in two rows, being slapped on the back. In particular, he was kicked in the butt by Benat Muriki (28), who is called his ‘best friend’. It was a kind of ceremony to commemorate his performance on the World Cup stage.
Lee Kang-in took the first World Cup stage in his life by dramatically grabbing a ticket to Qatar. He played in all four matches and helped Bentoho advance to the round of 16. In particular, in the game against Ghana (2-3 loss), he helped Cho Kyu-seong (24, Jeonbuk Hyundai)’s header goal with a razor-sharp cross a minute after entering as a substitute.
After being eliminated in the round of 16 and returning to Korea after the tournament, Lee Kang-in took a short break and departed for Spain via Incheon International Airport on the 13th. Returning to his team, he started to improve his condition again ahead of the season restart.
Meanwhile, Lee Kang-in has participated in 14 games in all competitions this season, recording 2 goals and 3 assists. The first game after his return is scheduled to be the second round of the Copa del Rey (Spanish King’s Cup) against Real Union, which will be held on the 21st at Stadium Gall in Gipúscoa, Spain.