Mallorca Maestro’ Lee Kang-in nominated for ‘La Liga Player of the Month’
‘Mallorca Maestro’ Lee Kang-in was nominated for Spanish La Liga Player of the Month.
On the 26th (Korean time), the Spanish La Liga announced the April candidates for the ‘Spanish La Liga Player of the Month’ through the official SNS.
Prominent players gathered. Iñaki Williams (Bilbao), Ronald Araujo (Barsa), Antoine Griezmann (ATM), Marco Asensio (Real), Yusuf En-Nesiri (Sevilla) and Selim Amala (Valladolid) were named.
Korean national team midfielder Lee Kang-in was also included. Lee Kang-in has recently been playing a big role to the extent that the whole of Spain pays attention. Mallorca is running an undefeated march (2 wins, 2 draws) in 4 games thanks to Lee Kang-in’s great success.
In particular, his performance againsㅋㅋㅋ벳t Celta non-classic in round 29 (1-0 win) and against Getafe in round 30 (3-1 win) was great. First, Lee Kang-in constantly harassed the opponent’s defense with fantastic pressure relief and reckless dribbling during the Celta match.
The stats are gorgeous too. Offense: 4 key passes, 70% dribble success (13 attempts – 9 successes), defense: 60% ground duel success (20 attempts – 12 successes), 100% air duel success (3 attempts – 3 successes) success), etc. He was perfect in both offense and defense.
The same goes for Getafe. In the 11th minute of the second half, when the score was 0-1, he took advantage of the second ball chance and scored the equalizer. In the second half of the extra time, he ran about 70m under the half line and finished a one-on-one chance to complete the wonder goal.
Spanish radio ‘Cadenaser’ said, “Lee Kang-in is having the best season. He is captivating with his confident appearance on the ground. Lee Kang-in leads the Mallorca attack and revitalizes local tourism.”
Football statistics media also paid attention to Lee Kang-in’s great performance. ‘WhoScored.com’ included Lee Kang-in in the ‘Spanish La Liga Best Team’ for two weeks in a row. In the match against Getafe in the 29th round, even though there was no attack point, it was named as the ‘Best Team in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues’.
Lee Kang-in made his professional debut in Valencia in 2017 and then reached his full potential in Mallorca in 2023. He was nominated for Player of the Month for the first time in his career. Voting can be done at the address shared by Spanish La Liga SNS.