It was the perfect game to erase any doubts about Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Lee Kang-In.
PSG defeated Montpellier 3-0 in the 11th round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 on Thursday.
Lee Kang-in was the star of the show. Lee started the game and scored the game-winning goal in the 10th minute. The team’s ace, Kylian Mbappe, gave Lee a big hug. The chemistry between Lee and Mbappe is shining through. Warren Zaire Emery scored in the 13th minute and Vitinha in the 21st minute of the second half to complete the 3-0 victory for PSG.
The goal was Lee’s Ligue 1 debut and his third consecutive attacking point. After scoring his PSG debut in the third leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against AC Milan, Lee followed it up with an assist against Brest in Ligue 1 Round 10. This was followed by his Ligue 1 debut goal.
However, there was a stat that was even more talked about than the goal against Montpellier. His passing success rate was 100%. Lee attempted 47 passes in the game and completed all of them. That’s an insane performance.
He’s on a roll. The French publication Topmercato emphasized that the team has a lot of confidence in Lee. In fact, at the time of his signing, there were reports that Lee would be confined to the PSG bench, with some analysts saying that PSG was a team that didn’t give young players a chance. This was quickly dispelled.
“The signing of Lee Kang-In in the summer transfer window raised questions among some. But now he’s proving that he’s in a position to thrive at PSG. Since his return from international duty with the South Korean national team, Lee has been in fine form, scoring two goals in his last three games. Lee shone once again against Montpellier,” the report said.
“Against Montpellier, he played 61 minutes and completed every pass. He completed 47 passes. It’s a very ideal statistic. It gives Lee a little extra room to maneuver, who had a 100% pass completion rate. The competition for PSG’s attacking resources is intensifying because of his performance.”
Luis Enrique’s praise for the striker is also noteworthy. 보스토토
“He’s brilliant,” Enrique said. He’s small, but he can play anywhere, in front, behind, on and off the field. He scores goals, defends well, and even has a good personality. He’s a complete player. This is a great signing for PSG. We knew he was a young player with a big future, and he still has a lot of potential to improve. He is very good.”