I could see Son Heung-min in Lee Kang-in, who was talking about his victory.
Mallorca won 3-1 victory over Getafe in the 30th round of Spanish La Liga in the 2022-23 season held at Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 24th. Mallorca, who added 3 points, rose to 10th place in the league (40 points).
In the new year, Mallorca recorded a mixed record. He repeated the pattern of winning at home and losing away, and was unable to enter the upward trend. Since the match against Espanyol in February, he has been in a slump, failing to win six consecutive league games. Fortunately, they succeeded in refreshing the atmosphere by winning 1-0 against Celta Vigo just before, and it was important to continue this trend.
At home, he showed his strong side once again. They conceded a goal to Borja Mayoral in the 23rd minute to end the first half, but scored three goals in the second half to turn the tables.
At the center was Lee Kang-in. Lee Kang-in, who started as a left midfielder, scored a valuable equalizer in the 11th minute of the second half, paving the way for a reversal. In the 19th minute of the second half, Mallorca turned the score around with Antonio Raiyo’s comeback goal, and in the second half of extra time, Rayo and Lee Kang-in scored a joint goal to secure the victory. It was his first multi-goal match since making his professional debut for Valencia in the 2018–19 season.
Not only the score, but the game itself was ‘perfect’. The soccer statistics media ‘Whoscored’ gave Lee Kang-in a rating of 8.6 and selected him as the Man of the Match (MOM). He also performed tremendously on both sides of the offense and defense, recording 2 key passes, 2 successful dribbles, 3 open fouls, 1 interception and 1 clear. 스포츠토토
After the game, Lee Kang-in expressed his feelings about victory. The multi-goal could have been highlighted, but for Lee Kang-in, the team came first. “More than goals, I’m happy to win an important game. I don’t stop and hope to get three points in the next game,” he said.
A mindset that puts the team first before the individual. It was the part that reminded me of Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min also records goals and whenever he conducts interviews, he often makes remarks emphasizing the team and his colleagues rather than himself, such as saying that winning is more important than goals and that it was thanks to his teammates that he scored goals.