A cold current flows between Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) and Federico Valverde (24, Real Madrid).
Lee Kang-in started in the friendly A match against Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th. It is his second appearance in a row following his appearance as a substitute against Colombia on the 24th. Korea ended its March A-match schedule with a 2-2 draw against Colombia and a 1-2 loss against Uruguay.
Korea took a 4-2-3-1 formation against Uruguay. Lee Kang-in was deployed as a second-line side striker. He played on the left early in the first half, then moved to the right in the middle of the first half. Valverde started wearing the Uruguayan captain’s armband.
When players from both teams stood in a row and shook hands before the match, Lee Kang-in and Valverde greeted each other awkwardly. They waved goodbye and shook hands weakly. They met several times while playing in Spanish La Liga. Right away, in February of this year, they faced each other as enemies.
Earlier, it crashed properly at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This happened when Lee Kang-in counterattacked in the second half of the Korea-Uruguay match in the first group match. Valverde tackled Lee Kang-in roughly. Lee Kang-in rolled over, and Valverde fired an uppercut ceremony while looking at Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in met with reporters right after the Uruguay match and said, “We have to take more responsibility. Not only me, but all players represent Korea. In the future, I will work hard so that Korea can show better results and better images. I will become a better player and play better.” 토토사이트
Meanwhile, Valverde headed straight to the airport after the game without an interview. 10 key Uruguay players, including Valverde, refused to be interviewed due to the tight flight time.