Lee Kang-in, who is considered to be the future leader of Korean soccer, has been selected for the Asian Games national team.
He is an opportunity to receive benefits for military service.
His team, Paris Saint-Germain, was in trouble whether or not to let Lee Kang-in go.
This is Reporter Jeong Yoon-cheol.
Not only dribbling, which is a skill, has also improved.
Last season, Lee Kang-in has grown to a level with destructive power.
Asian Games soccer team coach Hwang Seon-hong selected Kang-in Lee without hesitation.
[Hwang Seon-hong / National soccer team coach]
“Lee Kang-in is a very wise player, so I think he will do a good job as a team member.”
But he still has mountains to climb.
This is because discussions with Paris Saint-Germain, to which Lee Kang-in recently transferred, have not ended.
The Asian Games will begin in September, when the French league is in progress.
Since it is not a FIFA-recognized player selection competition, the consent of the affiliated team is required.
[Hwang Seon-hong / Soccer team coach]
“I think very positively. (Regarding the selection) I expect that it will be well coordinated.”
If Lee Kang-in wins a gold medal and receives military service benefits, it is not a loss for Paris Saint-Germain.메이저도메인
This is because Lee Kang-in’s future player value can increase as he can avoid career interruption due to enlistment.
In the case of Tottenham Son Heung-min, his ransom exceeded 100 billion won after winning the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang.
At that time, winning member Kim Min-jae was able to solve the military service problem early and solidify his position in Europe.
The national team, which is aiming for three consecutive Asian Games gold medals centered on Lee Kang-in, is waiting for Paris Saint-Germain’s ‘big decision’.