Kang-in Lee (Mallorca) achieved explosive growth after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He was an awl that he seldom took out, but he popped out on his own and eventually showed a completely different performance.안전놀이터
On the 26th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), Sofa Score, a European statistical site, paid attention to Lee Kang-in’s dribbling ability.
Sofa Score selected the 5 players with the highest number of successful dribbles in the top 5 European leagues this season. Lee Kang-in was included.
In particular, Lee Kang-in’s skills, confirmed through monthly graphs, properly showed that he had grown rapidly after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
It was predicted that Lee Kang-in would not receive much importance in the last World Cup. Before the World Cup, former coach Paulo Bento did not actively employ Lee Kang-in.
However, Lee Kang-in, who had a glimpse of the possibility in the first game of the group stage, was selected by coach Bento in the second game. He delivered an assist with a sharp cross through the pressure and struggle that was pointed out as a weakness while playing for Bentoho. As a confident player, his performance has completely changed.
What is even more surprising to Lee Kang-in is the probability of successful dribbling. As of the 23rd, Lee Kang-in’s dribbling success rate this season reached a whopping 67%. He had an overwhelming margin with Jeremy Docu, who scored 60%.
As Lee Kang-in’s personal ability has risen like this, it is natural for the interest of big European clubs to follow. Lee Kang-in, who was rumored to transfer to Atletico Madrid, is now linked to Manchester United.
On the 26th, Lee Kang-in played as a starter in the 2022-2023 season Spanish La Liga round 36 home game held at Estadi Mallorca Sonmo City in Mallorca, Spain, and delivered an assist to Mallorca’s 1-0 victory.
With this victory, Mallorca ranked 11th out of 20 La Liga teams with 13 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses with 47 points.
Mallorca widened the gap with Real Valladolid (38 points), 18th in the relegation zone, and confirmed its stay in the first division regardless of the results of the remaining two games.
Lee Kang-in, who started as a midfielder, helped the winning goal by playing until he was replaced by Josep Gaya in the 38th minute of the second half.
In the 19th minute of the second half, a sharp left-footed cross led to the winning goal from Bedat Muriki’s header.
Unlike usual, Lee Kang-in played as a wingback in the first half. But he played his best. In particular, Lee Kang-in provided his teammates with scoring opportunities through sharp crosses and cutback passes from the left flank. But as usual, his teammates couldn’t save Lee Kang-in’s pass.
In the second half, Lee Kang-in moved to the center to solve the game, and he played the role of playmaker brilliantly. In the end, he helped the winning goal in the 19th minute of the second half. From the left side of the penalty box, he connected a cross like a ruler towards Bedat Muriki, who was waiting on the other side. It was a perfect pass that Muriki could score with just his head. In a perfect pass, Muriki also gave all the balls to Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in, who succeeded in assisting the league No. 5 against his former team Valencia, increased his season stats this season with 6 goals and 5 assists.
After the game, La Liga selected Lee Kang-in as the official Distinguished Player.
Lee Kang-in has already been recognized for his dribbling ability. On the 23rd, Datafoot released the ranking of the top 10 dribbling players in European leagues based on the records of OPTA, a soccer statistics company.
Lee Kang-in ranked 6th among all European players. Lee Kang-in’s total number of successful triples was 82. Lee Kang-in’s number of successes per game was 2.8, and the success rate was 67%.
In particular, Lee Kang-in had the highest success rate among the top 10. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that Lee Kang-in is the best player in Europe in terms of success rate.
When evaluated based on the total number of dribbles, Vinicius Junior (107 times, Real Madrid) and Lionel Messi (99 times, PSG) formed an untouchable top rank.
This was followed by Jude Bellingham (86 episodes, Borussia Dortmund), Jeremy Docu (85 episodes, Stade Ren), Jeremy Frimpong (85 episodes, Bayer Leverkusen), Lee Kang-in, Samu Chuqueze (80 episodes, Villa Real), Jamal Musiala (85 episodes, Villa Real). 76 times, Bayern Munich), Rayan Cherki (75 times, Olympique Lyonnais), and Nico Williams (75 times, Athletic Bilbao).
Eldesmarque said after the game, “Lee Kang-in from Valencia was enough to sink the lazy Valencia. Lee Kang-in’s fantastic assist led to Muriki’s winning goal. Lee Kang-in started the game as a wingback, but coach Aguirre adjusted his position. Director Aguirre’s decision changed the game. After that, Valencia’s future turned dark.’