Paris Saint-Germain coach Louis Enrique poured out praises for Lee Kang-in, who became his new disciple.
Paris Saint-Germain held a press conference ahead of the match against Jeonbuk Hyundai on the 3rd at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 2nd. After the open training, coach Enrique and captain Marquinhos participated in a press conference.
Enrique is a legend who has played for Spain’s prestigious Real Madrid and Barcelona during his active career. He also played 62 matches for the Spanish national team, and once played against South Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
His directorial career has had many twists and turns. In 2008, he started his managerial career as Barcelona B team manager, replacing Pep Guardiola, who had been appointed as Barcelona first team manager. During this time, Enrique was on a winning streak. He promoted Barcelona B, which was hovering in the lower league, to Segunda Liga, the second division in Spain, and made notable achievements such as finishing third in Segunda in the final season.
He had a hard time leaving Spain. He ended the 2011/12 season in 7th place in charge of AS Roma, a prestigious Italian Serie A club, and achieved disappointing results. Eventually, he left Roma after one season and moved to Celta Vigo in Spanish La Liga.
Enrique, who returned to the Spanish football world, achieved results by raising Celta to ninth place in his first season in charge, and headed to his former team Barcelona, which was looking for a new manager ahead of the 2014/15 season.
In Barcelona, Enrique led the MSN trio of Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi and Neymar to win the second treble for the first time in football history and was on the rise. He managed 181 matches for Barcelona, winning 138.
He did not stay as manager for long at Barcelona. In the 2016/17 season he failed to win La Liga and the UEFA Champions League and resigned as manager.
After leaving Barcelona, he took charge of Spain’s national team at Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At the Europa, they achieved good results by advancing to the quarterfinals, but at the World Cup, they failed again with less than expected results, being eliminated in the round of 16.
Afterwards, Enrique, who had been linked with various teams such as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, eventually joined PSG and attempted a new challenge on the French stage.
At PSG, where Enrique took office this time, he declared attacking football from the time he took office. He said, “I can give the fans one certainty,” and “I will play attack soccer unconditionally. In addition, we will play as a team and this is my goal.” He continued, “I will bring good results and play football that delights the fans. I believe that the fans will like what will happen in the future.”
There were many prospects that Enrique’s appointment would be a boon for Lee Kang-in, who is about to join PSG.
Enrique is from Spain and even pursues Spanish-style passing football based on the 4-3-3 tactic, which is a tactic that Lee Kang-in has often experienced and faced in Spain. Being able to speak Spanish fluently is also useful in communicating with coach Enrique. In the recently released training videos, Enrique and Lee Kang-in often communicated directly.
However, it is still pre-season, so PSG has not been able to show clear results. Excluding his first friendly match against Le Havre, he recorded 1 draw and 2 losses in 3 matches.
Regarding the last pre-season game against Jeonbuk ahead of his first season at PSG, coach Enrique said, “Our goal is to improve the physical part and then play well against the strong team we will face tomorrow.” made a commitment to
The following is Q&A with coach Enrique
– How is your determination against Jeonbuk?
We’re going to play the last game of the pre-season, and our goal is to improve the physical part and then play well against the strong team we’ll face tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s match is against a high-level opponent, so we need to prepare well and aim to improve in each match. You have to keep trying to build a good team and become a strong team.
– Will PSG be able to bring the UEFA Champions League trophy, which is the only one lacking?
First of all, the first goal is to build a team. We have to be ambitious and do our best in every game. In order to win the Champions League, you have to beat about 10 strong teams in Europe, so that part is very difficult and you need to improve in all aspects of football. Even after doing everything, I think winning or not winning the Champions League depends on a lot of factors.
– Lee Kang-in’s first impression and how to use it.
I know Lee Kang-in well because he has lived in Spain for a long time. I think he improved a lot in his final season at Mallorca. When he sees his training, he thinks he is a complete player, has good training and is very good physically.
He is a joy to watch and I think he can play well on the pitch in all areas, whether in the center or on the flanks. I am very satisfied with having Lee Kang-in with me.
– Whether or not Neymar will participate.
Neymar is just now in the final stages of getting back into the team. It is now in a state of recovery. I’m in great shape, and I’m in great shape physically. I’ve been training with the team for over a week, and I’m in a state where I can play tomorrow, but I won’t know until tomorrow whether I will play or not.
-Whether or not Lee Kang-in will participate.
Lee Kang-in is in good shape to play and will definitely play tomorrow. I don’t know how many minutes I will play, but I will play tomorrow.먹튀검증
-About Lee Kang-in’s selection for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
As of right now, I don’t know anything. When a player goes to an international competition, he or she makes an official request to the club and is known to respond to it.