Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who is recovering from a left quadriceps injury, is still undecided when he will join the Hangzhou Asian Games soccer team.
With the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games set to kick off on March 23, the Hangzhou Asian Games football team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, convened in Changwon on March 4 to begin training. The team will train in Changwon until December 12, and will continue their training camp at Paju NFC from the 13th to the 16th.
“I feel both pressure and excitement for the Asian Games,” said Hwang before the team’s training session at Changwon Sports Complex on the morning of the 5th. I met the players for the first time in a long time, and it’s great to see their bright faces without any major injuries.” “We will prepare with confidence in the outcome,” he said before the full-scale training.
Currently, the Asian Games squad is far from complete. Lee Kang-in has been ruled out due to injury, while Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) and Hong Hyun-seok (Gent) have been called up to the senior national team and will only join the squad after a trial in England.
The timing of Lee’s arrival is the biggest question mark for the Asian Games squad.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) released a medical update on their official website on September 22, stating, “Lee Kang-in has suffered a left quadriceps injury and will continue to receive treatment during the upcoming A-match in September.”
As a result, Lee will not be called up to the Klinsmann Cup and will continue his recovery at PSG. He is expected to join the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games after his recovery, but the exact timing has not been determined.
“According to the official communication we received from PSG, Lee Kang-in’s recovery is fast,” said Huang. PSG will give a final answer on the timing of Lee Kang-in’s participation in the Asian Games on the 13th,” Hwang said.
“We have been in touch with Lee personally and he has been training with the ball since this week. It seems that PSG is aiming to have him available for the Ligue 1 match against Nice on the 17th.”
South Korea will play their first group game at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Sept. 19 against Kuwait. According to Hwang, Lee Kang-in’s participation in the match against Kuwait is not guaranteed. He is likely to join the team midway through the tournament.
“The Asian Games team wants him to join the team as soon as possible, and this is something he needs to talk to the team about,” Hwang said. “I hope he can join the team from the 14th. I’ve been coaching him for over a year. He has great skills and is a good player, but he needs to coordinate with his teammates and think about his position. I feel urgent.”
As for Lee’s utilization, Hwang said, “I can’t say because I haven’t seen it with my own eyes. I’ve interacted with him a few times, but there’s a difference between what you see on the field and what you see on the field,” he said, adding, 온라인바카라 “You have to think about the overall combination of his position. That’s why it’s good for him to join the team as soon as possible.”
In addition to Lee Kang-in, Hwang also pointed out the importance of the timing of Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok, who were also called up to the national team.
“The arrival of Lee Kang-in and the two A-team players is a variable,” Hwang said.