AG coach Hwang Sun-hong has stated that Lee Kang-in’s timing needs to be adjusted.
Hwang Sun-hong, the head coach of the Korean men’s soccer team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, said that he will not rush “ace” Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain-PSG) into the game once he arrives.
“When Lee arrives, it will be on the evening of the 21st,” Hwang told reporters before departing for Hangzhou, China, the venue of the tournament, via Incheon International Airport on the 16th. “We will decide when to use him after carefully reviewing his physical condition.”
Lee, who is expected to play a key role in the team, has been suffering from a left quadriceps injury since late last month, making his participation in the Asian Games uncertain.
Naturally, the team wanted him to join the team as early as possible to get acclimatized.
However, as he continued to miss time with his club, there was uncertainty as to when PSG would release him.
After discussions between the Korea Football Association and PSG, it was decided on Thursday night that Lee will join the Asian Games squad after the club’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) home match against Dortmund (Germany) on Sept. 19 (4 a.m. local time).
Hwang said, “Lee Kang-in is said to have recovered from his injury and is training normally. There was a risk in the early morning (league) game today, so I had a meeting with Luis Enrique and he didn’t play, but I think he will participate against Dortmund.”
South Korea, who are in Group E of the tournament, will play Kuwait on Sept. 19, Thailand on Sept. 21 and Bahrain on Sept. 24 at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
They won’t be able to utilize Lee until the second game, and possibly as early as the third.
“I think we need to watch the UCL match on the 20th and judge Lee’s physical condition,” Hwang said, emphasizing that the timing of his introduction needs to be adjusted.
“We need to calculate at what point Lee will be at his best after joining the team. We will make a decision based on that aspect rather than using him quickly.”
Regarding Lee Kang-in’s position, 카지노사이트넷 he said, “We need to communicate with him first,” adding, “Since he hasn’t played for a long time, we need to look at various things, such as his physical strength for 90 minutes, to decide his position.”