“Hwang Sun-hong himself” Lee ‘positive’ about AG appearance…reveals 14-day timeline to join

  • September 13, 2023

Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain) will join South Korea’s Asian Games squad on Thursday.

An official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) said to this newspaper on the 13th, “We have confirmed that he will join the team. PSG will tell us when he will join on the 13th. Coach Hwang Sun-hong will make the announcement himself tomorrow (Nov. 14).”

With the first group stage match of the Asian Games in Hangzhou against Kuwait just around the corner, the question of whether Lee Kang-in will join Hwang Sun-hong is on everyone’s mind. This is because Hwang has long said that he will build his team around Lee Kang-in. The tournament is also very important for Lee, who has yet to resolve his military issues.

The general consensus is that Lee’s inclusion is essential for South Korea to win a third consecutive Asian Games gold medal. However, coach Hwang Sun-hong has publicly expressed his disappointment at not being able to utilize Lee in the past. Lee has always been called up to the senior national team, and it’s been a year since he last worked with Hwang. Given that it’s been a while since he’s coached Lee, Hwang recently expressed his desire for Lee to join the team sooner rather than later.

When Lee signed with PSG this summer, he reportedly talked about playing in the Asian Games. Hwang was keen to have him on board, but it was a matter of when. The Asian Games are not organized by FIFA and require permission from the clubs. PSG would have to play the French Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in September and October, when the Asian Games take place. They can’t afford to let Lee go easily.

A KFA official said, “We’ve been in contact with the association, and we’ve given them until the 13th to see how things are going and let us know when he’ll join. He has a presence at PSG, so I think they are taking their time.” The club has reportedly not yet responded. The answer to the question of when Lee Kang-in will be released will be given by Paju NFC coach Hwang Sun-hong to the media on the morning of the 14th.바카라사이트

Lee, who recently returned from a quadriceps injury, has been training with the team. In a video released by PSG, Lee showed off some light moves such as passing and shooting. PSG is scheduled to host OGC Nice in the fifth round of the French Ligue 1 on the 16th, which will likely be Lee’s comeback game.

However, if the team travels to China after the game on the 16th, it is unlikely that Lee will be available for the first round of the Asian Games group stage on the 19th. This is because he will need to adjust to the time difference and manage his physical condition. Hwang Sun-hong will play Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th.

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