After leading South Korea to a runner-up finish at the FIFA U-20 World Cup four years ago, Lee Kang-in, 22, of Mallorca, added an assist in the final game of this season’s Spanish La Liga.
Lee started the home opener of the 2022-2023 La Liga season against Villarreal on Friday and played the full 85 minutes before being substituted in the 40th minute. With the score 1-0, he took a corner kick in the 26th minute and assisted on Jose Copete’s header. Lee has six goals and six assists in 36 appearances this season. With the 3-0 win, Mallorca finished the season in ninth place in the league with 14 wins, eight draws and 16 losses (50 points). Mallorca finished 16th last season.
The game will likely be Lee’s farewell match in Mallorca. Lee left Valencia (Spain) to join Mallorca before last season. Lee has been a key player 메이저사이트 for the team this season with his excellent dribbling and passing. According to local media, Newcastle, Aston Villa (England), and Atletico Madrid (Spain) are all interested in signing Lee. According to Spanish outlet As, “Anbang fans applauded Lee, who they may not see anymore next season. They even shouted for him to stay with the team,” As reported.
Lee took to social media to share a photo of the U-20 team, which had won a 1-0 quarterfinal victory over Nigeria earlier in the day to advance to the quarterfinals, with three clapping emojis. Lee won the Golden Ball, which is awarded to the best player at the 2019 U-20 World Cup. It’s rare for a player from the runner-up team to win the Golden Ball. Lee was the first South Korean male player to win the Golden Ball at a FIFA-organized tournament. Lee scored two goals and provided four assists and was involved in six of South Korea’s nine goals.