Ahead of the Newcastle United match, whether Lee Kang-in will be selected is a hot topic. In relation to this, Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique spoke directly.

Paris Saint-Germain will play the 5th match of Group F of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League group stage against Newcastle United at Parc des Princes in Paris, France at 5 a.m. on the 29th (Korean time). It takes place. As of the end of the 4th game, PSG is 2nd in the group with 2 wins and 2 losses (6 points), and Newcastle is 4th in the group with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses (4 points).

PSG, aiming for the ‘Big Year’, was placed in the worst group. As they were grouped with Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle, no one could be sure of advancing to the round of 16. As expected, it was a difficult road. In order, PSG recorded 2 wins and 2 losses, winning 2-0 against Dortmund, losing 1-4 to Newcastle, winning 3-0 against AC Milan, and losing 1-2 to AC Milan.

With games against Newcastle and Dortmund remaining, this Newcastle game has become quite important. If they get 3 points, they will have 9 points and will be able to beat Newcastle first. And if Dortmund wins the match between Dortmund (7 points) and AC Milan (5 points), it will secure at least second place in the group regardless of the result of the final game. The initial goal is to advance to the round of 16 tournament.

PSG’s recent mood is quite good. First of all, they are on a six-game winning streak in Ligue 1. Stade Rennes (3-1 win), Strasbourg (3-0 win), Brest (3-2 win) in October, Montpellier (3-0 win), Stade Reims (3-0 win) and AS Monaco in November. (5-2 victory) in turn. What stands out is that during the winning streak, he scored more than 3 points in every game.

Newcastle is also enjoying good results with 6 wins, 2 draws, and 1 loss in the last 9 Premier League games, as well as 2 wins in the English Football League Cup, but there is a problem with many injuries. According to ‘Premier Injury’, 13 people have left due to major and minor injuries. In this respect, PSG can be seen as having the advantage.

As the Newcastle game gets closer, predictions for the starting lineup are emerging one by one. And France’s ‘Foot Mercato’ fixed nine positions first. Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele in attack, Manuel Ugarte and Fabian Luis in midfield, Nordi Mukiele, Lucas Hernández, Milan Skriniar and Achiraf Hakimi in defense, and Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal. did.

Regarding the remaining two positions, the media said, “The two positions are not certain. Vitinha, who has good performance and good midfield influence, seems likely to start, but Lee Kang-in may step up. Gonzalo Hamus, Rendal Colo, and Muani are still competing. He commented, “Hamus, who plays a central role, is ahead of Colo Muani.”

PSG coach Enrique also received the same question at the pre-press conference. He was like, ‘Are Lee Kang-in and Beatty Nya competing?’ In response, Coach Enrique said, “Good players can play together. Two can play as wingers or midfielders, one can be in the center and the other can be on the wing. One can play on the ground and the other can be on the bench. . Both of them can start from the bench. Anything is possible,” he explained.

Lee Kang-in wore the PSG uniform this summer and is under the trust of manager Luis Enrique. In particular, Coach Enrique pays attention to Lee Kang-in’s ‘multiplicity’ and assigns him various positions such as left and right winger, midfielder, and top zero. He lived up to expectations. Lee Kang-in scored 1 goal and 1 assist in Ligue 1 and 1 goal in the Champions League.

Lee Kang-in visited the Korean national team during the international match last November. He went on a long flight and had a great performance with 1 goal and 2 assists. And then came the Monaco match. Lee Kang-in was named to the bench list, and Vitinya was placed as a starter.

However, Lee Kang-in never made it to the field. In relation to this, there was also a view that it was a rotation in preparation for the Newcastle game. It was thought that the plan was to pay attention to Lee Kang-in’s physical strength and have him play against Newcastle.

Inevitably, more caution is needed in the hiring of Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in suffered injuries twice after joining PSG. A hamstring injury occurred in preseason and a quadriceps injury occurred in late August. Since we don’t want another injury to occur, there’s no need to force it out. Moreover, PSG is a team with good depth. 토토사이트웹

Now all that remains is Coach Enrique’s choice. We can only find out whether Lee Kang-in will be selected on the day of the game.

Meanwhile, Lee Kang-in is being evaluated as a successful signing in Ligue 1. On the 22nd, France’s ‘Foot Mercato’ highlighted players who joined the French Ligue 1 this summer and are showing success. Lucas Hernández, Manuel Ugarte, and Lee Kang-in were selected from PSG.

‘Foot Mercato’ said of Lee Kang-in, “Lee Kang-in only appeared as a substitute at first, but then suffered an injury, and gradually settled in after returning from the Asian Games. He is justifying the transfer by scoring 1 goal and 1 assist in 6 games in Ligue 1.” It was 22 million euros (about 31.5 billion won).”

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