Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) is on a roll. This is his third goal in three matches.
Lee rattled the Singapore net. He scored his fifth goal of the tournament in a 5-0 Group C win over Singapore in the second Asian qualifier for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on Saturday.레모나토토 주소
The goal capped a three-match scoring drought for Lee, who scored his debut against Tunisia in October in an A-match friendly. In addition to his goals, Lee Kang-in has also played the role of a helper, and has recently shown his explosive power with four goals and two assists in three A matches.
On this day, Lee Kang-in also warmed up with an assist. In the 44th minute of the first half, he saw Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan) penetrate into the box and exquisitely passed to Munjeon. Cho was like a courier as he only needed to put his foot on Lee’s pass. It gave South Korea their long-awaited first goal, and they capitalized on Young’s off-balance to complete the 5-0 victory.
For Lee Kang-in, it was an unlikely assist. Lee worked hard to get the ball into the box. Even through gaps in the defense, he made accurate connections to attackers such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Cho Kyu-sung. It was Lee’s toe that first opened the Singapore goal. In the 22nd minute, he played a transition pass from the right side to Cho Kyu-sung in front of the opposite goal. Cho placed the ball precisely on the head and Lee Jae-sung (Mainz) rushed in to slot it home.
The assistant referee raised his flag. Cho Kyu-sung’s position was offside when Lee sent in the cross, but the slow picture showed no offense. However, in the second round of World Cup qualifying, there is no video assistant referee (VAR), so even a wrong call has to be overturned.
Lee didn’t stop. He continued to work hard, as if he wanted to show his offense again with his crosses. In the 28th minute, he delivered a cross that led to a threatening header from Lee Jae-sung. Unfortunately, it went straight at the keeper, but Lee’s kicks were getting sharper and sharper.
Eventually, Lee Kang-in assisted with a cross. Lee Kang-in, who was active in the second half, shook the goal with a powerful mid-range shot before the end of the game, continuing his streak of scoring in A matches.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann gave Lee a thumbs up for his amazing performance. Coach Klinsmann said, “I’ve seen Lee’s growth over the past eight months. I am happy. Not only the coach, but everyone should be happy that Lee Kang-in is growing to the level of his performance,” he laughed.
“So will Korean soccer. It’s an honor to be a part of this phenomenon.” “He’s showing how a young man can take responsibility. He is growing and maturing. He’s committed in defense in addition to his own things, like dribbling and helping. He’s pushing the envelope. More will be expected of him.” He applauded.
Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), who experienced Lee’s path firsthand, was equally pleased. “I think it’s a good thing when a player is interesting and brings joy,” he said. As a soccer player, it’s fun to see (Lee) grow step by step. His talent is unbelievable, and I think I should help him without putting too much pressure on him,” he said, showing a sense of senior responsibility.
Although Lee Kang-in was having a climactic moment, his expression was actually calm. Lee Kang-in said, “Breathing with (Cho) Kyu Sung is something the coach always emphasizes in training. I’m glad it came out well, and I’ll do my best to have more scenes like that in the future.”
“I’m happy, but it’s more important for the team to win. I’m focused on the team winning,” he said, adding, “The next call-up is the Asian Cup. “If I get the chance to go to the Asian Cup, I will always work hard to win. Every player has to work hard as a team,” he emphasized.