Tunisia national soccer team defender Ali Abdi (SM Caen) positively evaluated the future of Lee Kang-in (PSG), who also plays in France.
Abdi attended a pre-press conference held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium with Tunisia head coach Jalel Kadri on the 11th ahead of the friendly match against the Korean national soccer team to be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th.
The Korean national team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, invited Tunisia and Vietnam to their home country during the international match period in October.
After playing Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th, they are scheduled to face Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th. 카지노사이트랭크
Tunisia, nicknamed the ‘Eagle of Carthage’, is one of the teams representing Africa at the 2022 Qatar World Cup held in November last year.
Although they were eliminated in the group stage and failed to advance to the round of 16, they maintained their pride by beating the competition’s runners-up, France, 1-0 in the third game.
Building on the momentum of the victory against France, Tunisia achieved a good record of 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in 6 A matches in 2023 after the World Cup ended.
The most recent match was a friendly against Egypt held on the 12th of last month, where they won 3-1, continuing their 3-game undefeated streak (2 wins, 1 draw).
Elies Schiri (Eintracht Frankfurt), who is ranked 29th in the FIFA rankings and is three levels below Korea, which is 26th, but is considered the best midfielder in the German Bundesliga, and Aisa Raiduni (also active in the Bundesliga) The midfield, including Union Berlin) and Manchester United prospect Hannibal Mebri, is evaluated as a threat.
With African powerhouse Tunisia invited to their home, attention is being paid to whether Klinsmann can achieve his first win in Korea and run his second consecutive win in international matches.
Klinsmann, who has been leading the Taegeuk Warriors since last February, has played six international matches so far, but has not yet achieved a win at home.
He continued his winless streak with 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games until his first win since taking office with a 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia in Newcastle, England on the 13th of last month.
In particular, Klinsmann has not yet tasted victory in front of his Korean home fans as he failed to win all four games, including the two-game international match between Colombia and Uruguay in March and the two-game series between Peru and El Salvador in June.
Therefore, attention was focused on whether Klinsmann could achieve victory at the Seoul World Cup Stadium for the national team and fans facing Tunisia after 3,425 days.
Korea will face Tunisia for the third time in nine years, after drawing 0-0 in March 2002 and losing 0-1 in May 2014.
While Korea was aiming for its first win against Tunisia and its first win in Klinsmann’s home game, Abdi, who attended the pre-press conference on behalf of the Tunisian players, attracted attention by answering questions about Lee Kang-in.
First, Abdi expressed his gratitude, saying, “First of all, thank you for coming here and inviting me to Korea.”
He continued, “We know most of the Korean players.
You may not know their names, but we watched most of them through video and analyzed them well through video data.”
He added, “Korea has a strong organizational power, so we think we have to stop not only the players but also the team.
I prepared well,” he said, expressing his determination before the game.
Afterwards, Abdi was asked about Lee Kang-in.
Abdi has been playing for Paris FC since 2019, and is currently playing for SM Caen in France’s Ligue 2 (second division), so he has more experience than Lee Kang-in when it comes to the French stage.
Regarding Lee Kang-in, Abdi said, “When I saw what Lee Kang-in did at PSG, I think he will have a good role with PSG in the future as a young player and a great player.
I expect him to develop further in the future and have a better future.” Lee Kang-in looked ahead to the future positively.
Lee Kang-in, the new Korean soccer ace, played well in Spanish La Liga with RCD Mallorca last season and transferred to French Ligue 1 champion PSG ahead of the 2023/24 season. PSG paid a transfer fee of 22 million euros (about 31.3 billion won) to Mallorca and signed a five-year contract with Lee Kang-in until June 2028.
Lee Kang-in has suffered two minor injuries since joining the new club, and on the 21st of last month, he joined the Korea Under-23 national team (U-23) led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, playing in the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games, and has been playing for PSG until now. I only played 3 games.
Fortunately, Lee Kang-in received a military exemption by winning the gold medal by beating his fateful rival, Japan, 2-1 in the Asian Games finals.
As there are no longer any problems in continuing to play in Europe, it is expected that Lee Kang-in will be able to grow further as a player in the future, just as Abdi predicted.
Lee Kang-in, who finished the Asian Games, was called up to the A team and joined the National Football Team Training Center (NFC) located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do as soon as he returned to Korea on the 8th.
Lee Kang-in, who is highly anticipated by Korean fans, is already looking forward to seeing what kind of performance he will show in the match against Tunisia.