Lee Kang-in, let’s raise the SNS gold medal… Mbappe ‘five fiery applause’
When Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG) won a gold medal as a member of the Korean men’s soccer team at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, congratulations poured in from his ‘world class’ teammates.
Lee Kang-in posted a photo of himself holding a gold medal and a bouquet of flowers on his SNS after defeating Japan 2-1 in the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 7th.
As soon as the post was posted, congratulatory messages followed from Lee Kang-in’s PSG and former and current colleagues. 온라인카지노
French representative soccer player Kylian Mbappe, a PSG teammate,
was the first to congratulate the player by leaving a ‘5 applause emoticon’.
Teammates Ashraf Hakimi, Fabian Luis, and Gonzalo Hamus also congratulated Lee Kang-in with a gold medal emoticon.
Former teammate Keylor Navas also left a message in Spanish saying “Congratulations.”
PSG, Lee Kang-in’s team, created and posted a photo of Lee Kang-in with the Korean text ‘Korea Champion’ on the club’s SNS.
In addition, the phrase “The Korean men’s U23 national soccer team,
including PSG’s Lee Kang-in, won the Asian Games finals and won the gold medal!
We sincerely congratulate you on your victory” was posted on the official channel in Korean.
In an interview immediately after the game, Lee Kang-in said,
“I am so happy that I achieved my goal of winning.
I am grateful to my fellow players, coaching staff, and fans who supported me.
In particular, it was my first time winning a game representing Korea,
so it was a good memory and good experience for me.”
“I learned a lot as a soccer player and as a person,” he said.
Regarding his feelings about wearing the gold medal around his neck, he said, “It was heavy.”
Regarding military service benefits, he said, “Actually, it wasn’t that big of a burden,” and “It’s true that it will make my career as an athlete more comfortable in the future,
but I don’t have any special thoughts as it is something all Korean men have to do.”
Lee Kang-in transferred to PSG ahead of this season.
Following his victory at the Asian Games, he received military service benefits at the age of 22,
allowing him to continue playing on the European stage without worrying about enlisting in the military at the age of his prime.
It is also good news that PSG can use players who are at the peak of their skills without worrying about military service.