Lee Kang-in, the ‘only’ Best Eleven in the 3rd round of the Cup despite Klinsmann’s sluggish performance

Right midfielder in the 3-4-3 formation was recognized for scoring 1 goal and 1 assist in the match against Malaysia.

Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Klinsmann’s key midfielder, was selected as one of the best eleven for the third round group stage of the ‘2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup’.

AFC announced the best eleven for the third round of the Asian Cup group stage through social networking services (SNS) on the 26th (Korean time). Based on the 3-4-3 formation, 11 outstanding players were selected for each position in Game 3.

Lee Kang-in was the only Korean to be selected. He was named as the right midfielder of ‘4’.

Kang-in Lee contributed to the team earning 1 point with 1 goal and 1 assist in the 3rd match of Group E against Malaysia (3-3 draw) on the 25th. With the draw that day, Korea recorded 1 win, 2 draws (5 points) and advanced to the round of 16 in second place in the group.

Lee Kang-in played as a right-side midfielder on this day and energized the attack with his unique dribbling and passing.

He recorded an assist on Jung Woo-young’s (Stuttgart) opening header goal from a corner kick in the 21st minute of the first half. In the 38th minute of the second half, he even scored a goal himself.

Lee Kang-in finished the free kick taken in front of the penalty box with his left foot. After hitting the goalpost, the ball hit opposing goalkeeper Shihan Hazumi again and went into the goal.

It was initially recorded as an own goal, but AFC ultimately recognized it as Lee Kang-in’s goal.

Lee Kang-in was recognized for his skills and was selected as a Best Eleven for the third game.

In addition to Lee Kang-in, Parbizon Umarbayev (Tajikistan), Mehdi Taremi (Iran), and Ali Jassim (Iraq) were selected as midfielders.

Ayase Ueda (Japan), Ayman Hussein (Iraq), and Faisal Halim (Malaysia) were deployed to the offensive line, while Musab Al-Batat (Palestine), Abdullah Al-Khaibari (Saudi Arabia), and Faroukh Saifiyev (Uzbekistan) were deployed. A back three was established.

Sarahnon Anuin (Thailand) was placed in the goalkeeper position.

Meanwhile, Korea, which advanced to the round of 16 thanks to Lee Kang-in’s performance, will face Saudi Arabia at 1 a.m. on the 31st at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. 섯다

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