‘Korea’s first 10 La Liga offensive P’ Lee Kang-in, La Liga ‘Team of the Year’ candidate… Competition with ‘Uppercut’ Valverde 

Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca), who has ‘peak skills’, was included in the La Liga ‘Team of the Year’ nominations.

The Spanish La Liga Secretariat announced 47 candidates for the ‘2022-2023 Season Team of the Year’ on its website on the 2nd (Korean time). 

Among the candidates selected from 11 strikers, 18 midfielders, 13 defenders and 5 goalkeepers, Lee Kang-in was named in the midfielder category. 

In addition to Lee Kang-in, players worthy of names such as Pablo Gavi (Barcelona), Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos (above Real Madrid), and Daniel Parejo (Villarreal) are candidates for the midfielder category.

Among Mallorca players, Lee Kang-in was the only one included in the midfielder category, while ‘colleague’ Bedat Muriki was included in the striker category.

Earlier on this day, Lee Kang-in proved why he was a candidate for the ‘Team of the Year’. In a league match against Athletic Bilbao, he scored his 6th goal in La Liga this season.안전놀이터

He scored the opening goal with his left foot in the 12th minute of the second half when the score was 0-0. League 6 goal. With this, Lee Kang-in recorded 6 goals and 4 assists in the league, becoming the first Korean player to achieve double-digit attack points in La Liga.

Lee Kang-in showed light movements from the beginning of the game.

In the 8th minute of the first half, he surprised everyone by beating the four defenders with good pressure and fast running. It seemed that the only way to stop Lee Kang-in was through foul play. He got fouls three times in the first half alone.

Despite Lee Kang-in’s great performance, Mallorca was unable to win. In the 4th minute of extra time in the second half, he conceded a penalty kick for a handball foul and allowed Inaki Williams to equalize the theater. It ended 1-1.

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