Lee Kang-in does not seem to be in enough physical condition to play the game yet.
PSG announced on its official website on the 15th (Korea Standard Time) a list of matches to participate in the 15th round of the French League 1 in the 2023-24 season against OGC Nice at 4 a.m. on the 16th.
With a total of 20 players included in the game list, Lee Kang-in’s name was not found. He has yet to fully recover from his injury, so it is presumed that he will be difficult to play in the game.온라인바카라
It was on the 22nd of last month that Lee Kang-in’s injury was revealed. PSG said on the club’s website, “Lee Kang-in was injured in his left thigh quadriceps. “Lee Kang-in will receive treatment until the end of the A match period,” he officially announced. Lee Kang-in has been running nonstop after a short break before the start of the second half of the 2022-23 season after the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. He is not a player with frequent injuries, but it is already his second injury after transferring to PSG.
It’s a relief that it’s not a major injury, but the accumulation of fatigue seems to have led to a bad situation of injury. Fortunately, Lee Kang-in quickly began rehabilitation. PSG reported in a photo on the 25th of last month that Lee Kang-in began rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation seemed to be going well. Lee Kang-in also appeared in the news of PSG training released on the 6th. Lee Kang-in seemed to be absorbed in training with a bright smile. Lee Kang-in also posted his picture on his personal SNS, calling it “SOON” and leaving a hint that he could return soon.
The news that Lee Kang-in is recovering quickly from injury was also a good thing for Hwang Sun-hong, who is preparing for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. Although PSG did not show a very positive attitude toward Lee Kang-in’s transfer, it was natural that Lee Kang-in’s joining the Asian Games national team would be delayed as his recovery was delayed.
It was this week that news of Lee Kang-in’s return to team training was reported. On the 11th, France’s “SPORT” said, “Unless (injuries) recur, Lee Kang-in will return to the French League 1 game after the A match period. Good news came as PSG players returned to the training ground after a three-day break. Lee Kang-in, who had been absent since August 22 due to a left thigh quadriceps injury, returned. Lee Kang-in, who returned from personal training, participated in the team training and is making good progress toward his return, he reported.
When the news of the injury was reported, it was predicted that Lee Kang-in would not be able to return until mid-September if he was late. At the time, French media Le Parisien said, “Lee Kang-in, who suffered a major quadriceps injury, will be absent at least until mid-September. Lee Kang-in, who started in all two League 1 games played by PSG, will not be able to play in the match between Lance and Olympique Lyon. “Depending on the injury situation, he may not be able to play in the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).”
Contrary to expectations, as Lee Kang-in quickly returned to team training, a decision on the timing of his transfer to the Asian Games seemed to be made soon. There was some labor pains. Originally, PSG was scheduled to reply to Lee Kang-in’s transfer on the 13th local time. The contact from PSG, which arrived on the 13th, was ambiguous.
Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Asian Games national team, said on the 14th, “It’s frustrating. Personally, I’m communicating with Kangin. Lee Kang-in wants to join as soon as possible. However, the timing of joining PSG is not being adjusted. The association is closely communicating with PSG. “I hope the timing of joining will be decided as soon as possible and we can focus on the team,” he said, adding that PSG’s cooperation is urgent.
In addition, head coach Hwang said, “I have not yet officially received an answer when I will join him. I’m frustrated about that. “We decided to contact him on the 13th to see if his injury has fully recovered, but we have not yet received an official answer,” he said.
Lee Kang-in was also a very important resource for PSG, so he could not make a decision easily. Still, Lee Kang-in was an indispensable player for Hwang. He said, “I want to come in one or two games before the group qualifying round, but I don’t think that’s possible. PSG seems to be offering multiple conditions. The conditions for things like the Asian Cup qualifiers in January were put forward. “I hope we can discuss that well and join as soon as possible,” he said, looking forward to Lee Kang-in joining the team as soon as possible.
As director Hwang Sun-hong wished, PSG changed its position dramatically. PSG was not sending Lee Kang-in, even offering conditions such as a transfer to the Asian Cup, but he suddenly came out in a cooperative manner.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the 15th, “As a result of consultation with Lee Kang-in’s PSG club, it finally agreed to join the Asian Games national team after his team’s home game against UCL Dortmund on the 19th local time in France.” Accordingly, Lee Kang-in will move to Hangzhou, China, on the 20th local time in France and join the Asian Games national team.
KFA then said, “After receiving an email from the PSG club on the 13th that it would allow the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games to be transferred on the premise of adjusting the schedule for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, we discussed with PSG until late at night on the 14th. Finally, I received an official PSG answer on the night of the 14th that I would allow him to join the Asian Games national team on the 20th without any other prerequisites,” he said, explaining the background of discussions with PSG.
PSG, which had been uncooperative, decided to send Lee Kang-in to Hwang Sun-hong faster than expected, raising the green light for achieving three consecutive Asian Games gold medals.
However, if Lee Kang-in cannot play against Nice, it is unclear whether he will be able to play immediately even if he joins the Asian Games national team. This is because it may be enough to train the team, but it may not be 100% yet in terms of the sense of play or physical strength.
The scenario that Hwang Sun-hong might have drawn would have been to use Lee Kang-in from the third group match against Bahrain on the 24th. Since Lee Kang-in and other teammates have never worked together, it was the best environment without the burden of experimentation to confirm their advance to the round of 16 before meeting Bahrain and try new tactics against Bahrain.