Even as the national soccer team drew with Malaysia, an underdog,
in the final group match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain),
who showed his presence with his long-time left foot,
was disappointed with the result but was determined to win the single match. compacted.
Lee Kang-in met with reporters after the 3rd match of Group E of the Asian Cup against Malaysia held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 25th (local time) and said,
“The players did their best on the pitch and gave everything, but in the end, they failed. 바카라사이트
“It’s very unfortunate,” he pondered.
In the game, which ended in a 3-3 draw, Lee Kang-in scored an own goal with a free kick in the 38th minute of the second half,
when Korea had lost two goals in a row to Malaysia in the second half and were trailing at 1-2.
His free kick, which he took powerfully, grazed the goalpost and the opponent’s goalkeeper’s hand and did not become Lee Kang-in’s third goal of the tournament,
but it was a golden kick that tied the score at 2-2.
The national team later turned the tide again with a penalty kick goal by Son Heung-min (Tottenham),
but had to be satisfied with only 1 point as they conceded a tying goal in the 15th minute of added time in the second half.
Lee Kang-in emphasized again, “I prepared to win, but I wasn’t able to,
so the result is the most disappointing,” and expressed his determination,
“I will prepare better for the next game (round of 16) so that I can get a good result.”
He said, “From now on, winning is the only important thing,
so I talked to my teammates about coming together as one and making sure to win.
We are all experienced players, and we control each other well,
so I don’t think there will be any problems with the team atmosphere.”
On this day, Lee Kang-in also assisted Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart)’s header goal with a corner kick in the 21st minute of the first half.
Regarding deciding between Son Heung-min and the kicker in a set-piece situation,
Lee Kang-in explained, “There is nothing set in stone, we talk to each other and choose the kicker,” and added, “It seems like the player is taking the kick in a better position.”
If Korea had finished in first place in Group E, it could have met Japan,
which finished in second place in Group D, in the round of 16.
However, it ended up in second place in the group due to a draw that day,
thus avoiding an early confrontation.
Regarding this, Lee Kang-in said, “The players don’t have much thought about such things,”
“I don’t think I have anything else to say.”