“Mallorca success? Mostly thanks to Lee Kang-in”…Spanish media “LEE saved the team homework” season review
It’s no exaggeration to say that Lee Kang-in’s performance this season has impacted Mallorca’s entire season, according to the Spanish media.
Mallorca cruised to a 3-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in the 38th round of the 2022/23 La Liga season at Estadio de Son Mossi in Mallorca, Spain on Friday (Sept. 5).
Lee Kang-in, who started the match, added another attacking point to his tally in the season finale, assisting Jose Copete’s goal from a corner kick in the 25th minute. With the assist, Lee finished the season with six goals and six assists in the league.
As a result of his top performances this season, Lee is currently attracting interest from a number of major European clubs and could be on the move. That’s why the fans showed their love and support for him in what could be his farewell game at Bayekano.
When Lee was substituted in the 40th minute and headed to the bench, the fans applauded him and chanted “KANG! KANG! KANG!” and chanted Lee’s name.
Amidst all this, the Spanish media also recognized that Lee’s performance was an important part of Mallorca’s success this season.
On May 5, Spanish media outlet Sport reported on how each team fared in the season in its “La Liga 2022/23 highlights” article.
Speaking about Mallorca, Sport said, “The 2022/23 season was one of the better ones for the home team. The goal this season was to stay up, but Javier Aguirre’s side achieved more than that,” and that Mallorca exceeded their targets. 스포츠토토
As for why Mallorca had such a successful season, the publication said that “much of Mallorca’s success was due to their solidity and, above all, to Lee Kang-in, who stole the hearts of all Mallorca fans, and frontline striker Mourinho, who was the undisputed link in Mallorca’s attack.” Lee Kang-in and Mourinho were key.
While Mourinho, in particular, was given consistent opportunities despite joining the team in the second half of last season, Lee, who often came on as a substitute last season, has made the leap to being Mallorca’s ace in his own right this season, proving the quality of his development. His impact on the pitch was often far superior to Lee’s.
Sport said of Lee and Mourinho: “Their combination solved Mallorca’s problems in advance. They played for 34 rounds, and Mallorca were able to fight to stay in La Liga for the third year in a row,” praising Lee and Mourinho for their contribution to Mallorca’s third consecutive year in La Liga.