‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) was nominated for the Primera Liga ‘Team of the Year’.
On the 2nd (Korean time), the La Liga Secretariat released 47 candidates for the 2022-2023 season’Team of the Year’ through its official channel. There are 11 strikers, 18 midfielders, 13 defenders and 5 goalkeepers. Lee Kang-in is Luca Modric, who is called the world’s best midfielder, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos (above Real Madrid), Frankie DeYong, Pedri, Pablo Gavi (above Barcelona), Bryce Mendes, Mikel Merino (above Real Sociedad), and Nico Williams. (Bilbao), Sergio Canales (Real Betis), Sergi Darder (Espanol), Gabri Beiga (Celta Vigo), Dani Parejo (Villarreal), Alais Garcia (Girona), Issi Palason, Alvaro Garcia (Rayo Vallecano) and others were named in the midfield category. Lee Kang-in is the first Korean player to be nominated for Team of the Year.
Lee Kang-in is doing his best this season. On the 2nd, against Athletic Bilbao, he shot his 6th goal of the season, and stepped on the 6th goal -4 assist notice of the season. He became the first Korean player to record double-digit attack points in La Liga. On the 24th of last month, against Getafe, he exploded his first multi-goal in La Liga and the first multi-goal in La Liga for a Korean player. Previously, in the Celtavi Classic on the 18th, he also wrote his club history. According to Opta, a media specializing in soccer records and statistics, Lee Kang-in’s successful 9 dribbles against Celta Vigo are the first in the club’s history since Gonzalo Castro recorded the same record against Osasuna in 2009.
As well as receiving the highest ratings from various media, Lari is eating the official MOM. He continued to be named in the Best 11 of the La Liga Week by Whoscored.com. Marka said, “Lee Kang-in proved to be a great protagonist and the most outstanding player,” and Ars praised him, saying, “He is the center and owner of Mallorca’s play. He plays, fights, dodges, runs, attacks and defends.” Even the always cool head coach Javier Aguirre said after the match against Bilbao, “I don’t like to point out and praise a single player. But Lee Kang-in is having the best season ever since he came here. It proves,” he praised.
records prove it. Lee Kang-in is third in dribbling in La Liga this season. ‘Football Talent Scout’ said, ‘Lee Kang-in succeeded in dribbling 69 times in the league this season. The only players with more dribbles than him are Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior (103) and Villarreal’s Samuel Chuqueze (74).’ Big chance creation is also 5th. Lee Kang-in created 12 big chances in the league. It is ranked 5th after Antoine Griezmann (19 times), Vinicius, Rafinha (more than 14 times), and Sergi Darder (13 times). Even so, Mallorca’s attacking team is below the level, so only 4 assists.
It is also receiving various awards. The La Liga Secretariat announced on the official channel on the 28th of last month that ‘Lee Kang-in was selected as the best goal in the 30th round of La Liga’ as ‘KING-IN LEE’. Lee Kang-in beat Rapa Mir, Alex, Centellas, and Ferrantores. It was a whopping 65% of the vote. In the match against Getafe, Lee Kang-in ran 70m in extra time in the second half and scored with a sharp shot. It was a fantastic goal reminiscent of Son Heung-min’s goal against Burnley, which won the Puskas Award. Kang-in Lee is the first Korean player to win the best goal in the round.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Lee Kang-in was also nominated for Player of the Month for April. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Iñaki Williams (Bilbao), Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Ronald Araujo (Barcelona), Nusayri, and Amalach were nominated along with Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in is the first Korean player to be nominated for Player of the Month.
Lee Kang-in is increasingly becoming a superior. He has recently been linked with English clubs. In particular, Lee Kang-in’s agent Javier Garrido recently reported on his SNS that he had visited Manchester City and Aston Villa clubs. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said on his social media account, “Lee Kang-in is expected to leave Mallorca in the summer,” and “EPL teams are watching him.” Lee Kang-in is being courted by Aston Villa, Wolverhampton, Burnley, and Newcastle. Atletico Madrid joined in. Atlético Madrid, whose coach Diego Simeone’s approval has fallen, is sending Lee Kang-in’s strong courtship. Atletico Madrid also wanted Lee Kang-in last winter.
As Lee Kang-in also wants a new challenge leaving Mallorca, the transfer is certain. In this situation, Lee Kang-in continues to prove his worth and raise his value.