Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Lee Kang-in, 22, has been a standout performer for the newly revamped French Ligue 1 side.
PSG drew 0-0 with Lorient in their 2023-24 Ligue 1 opener at the Parc des Princes in Paris, 성인웹툰 France on Wednesday (Sept. 13).
It was a disappointing result for PSG, but Lee made his presence felt in his first official match.
It’s encouraging to see that he’s been given an important role in the newly reorganized team from the start.
PSG has undergone a major transformation in recent years.
Lionel Messi, the team’s biggest star and tactical centerpiece, left for Inter Miami (USA). Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, who have been the subject of constant transfer rumors, were also left off the opening day roster. Their places were filled by six transfers, including Lee Kang-in.
Instead of relying on a few superstars, PSG is looking to build a team with organization and balance under new coach Luis Enrique.
This opening game was the first for the new team, and Lee played a key role. Lee was deployed as a right flanker, but throughout the game, he constantly moved to the center of the field to help link up the attack.
With Lee in the center, Vitinha, Gonzalo Hamus, Marco Asensio, and others focused on exchanging short, precise passes to create an organized “team attack”. It suited Lee, who excels at switching, breaking pressure, 일본야동 and killing passes.
Lee led the team’s offense with three shots, one key pass, and 88.1% passing possession on the day.
He also had 85 touches of the ball, more than any other PSG striker on the pitch, including Marco Asensio (58), Gonzalo Higuain (41), Carlos Soler (28), Hugo Ekitiike (12).
Lee was also the designated kicker for set pieces. He took eight corners before being substituted in the 37th minute at PSG, a big club with a lot of talented kickers.
Even on indirect free kicks, Lee stepped up and made the promised play. It’s clear that Lee is a key part of a transformed PSG.
However, despite PSG’s dominance on the day, the fact that they were unable to break through Lorient’s defense in the end is something the ‘new project’ will have to work on.
On the day, PSG showed their strength as a team with 20 shots on target and 78% possession, but they still couldn’t get the result.
With so many new faces in the squad, the lack of cohesion was evident at crucial moments. Lee Kang-in had a moment in the 26th minute when he and Vitinha were out of sync on a routine play, allowing a counter-attack. 한국야동 Mbappe’s replacement, Hammers, also lacked decisiveness.