“Are you the player who was about to leave?” Spanish media ‘admired’ Lee Kang-in’s fighting spirit against Real Madrid

The Spanish media praised Lee Kang-in’s fighting spirit in the match between Real Madrid and Mallorca.

Mallorca defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in the home game of the 20th round of the 2022/23 Spanish La Liga held at Visit Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain on the 5th (Korean time).

Mallorca took revenge for the 1-4 defeat suffered in the 5th round of the league in September of last year, and with this victory, it defeated Real Madrid, its giant, in about 3 years and 4 months after the 1-0 victory at the time on October 20, 2019. 

Mallorca (28 points) maintained a gap with Girona (24 points) in 11th place, and was one point behind Osasuna (29 points) in 9th place. 

Lee Kang-in, who recorded an assist with a free kick in the last 5 rounds, started and challenged the second attack point against Real Madrid this season, but failed to score and help.

Throughout the game, Lee Kang-in ran in the middle and on the flanks, putting pressure on the Real Madrid defense. He attempted a quick breakthrough at the start of the game and led to a foul by Federico Valverde. 

In the 6th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in, who received a pass from Muriki and penetrated to the vicinity of the penalty box, was unable to score an additional goal as his pass to the center failed to reach the Mallorca player. 

In the process of receiving a pass in the 19th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in was deeply tackled by Valverde and induced a warning, and Valverde was immediately replaced by Luka Modric and left the ground. Lee Kang-in, who constantly walked around the field, retired to the bench in the 33rd minute of the second half.

Spanish media As evaluated the Mallorca players after the match and did not hide their surprise at Lee Kang-in. 

As said, “The fact that he wanted to leave is itself surprising. He gave his all in his stadium and left exhausted.  먹튀검증

In the transfer market this winter, Lee Kang-in received attention from many teams such as Brighton, Aston Villa, and Atletico Madrid, and the possibility of a transfer was predicted, but the winter transfer was canceled as Mallorca insisted on a buyout of 30 million euros (approximately 40.3 billion won). 

In the process, Lee Kang-in unfollowed Mallorca’s SNS and seemed to have a disagreement with the team, but Lee Kang-in expressed his intention to do his best for the rest of the season against Mallorca by returning to training normally and playing the game ahead of the Cadiz match. 

Ars acknowledged that Lee Kang-in’s intentions were revealed through his performance in various fields in the match against Real Madrid. 

The media said, “He played on the wing, worked in the center, passed into space, and tried to knock on the goal. He is a player with really special qualities,” explaining the part that Lee Kang-in played in terms of performance. 

Lee Kang-in, who drew favorable reviews from the Spanish media, plans to challenge the first attack point in the second half in an away game against Sevilla at 2:30 am on the 12th. 

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