The time has come for Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) to embroider a feast for the stars.
On the 28th (Korean time), reporter Matteo Moreto of Spanish media ‘Lelevo’ said, “Lee Kang-in was in close contact with Atletico Madrid. Atlético has been eyeing Lee Kang-in since he was playing for Valencia’s youth team. He said, “At the time, he even dispatched a scout, but failed to recruit him.”
Atletico is the biggest club among many European clubs that want Lee Kang-in. That’s why there are many star players, and there are many experiences in European Football Federation (UEFA) competitions. The stadium is also grand. The history is also deep. Besides, this is a team coming to Korea for a pre-season tour this summer.
Atlético have competed in the UEFA Champions League for the last 10 consecutive seasons. From the last 2013-14 season to this 2022-23 season, I stepped on the Champions League every season. The best performance among them was the 2015-16 season. advanced to the finals. However, their dream of winning the Champions League for the first time in history was not fulfilled as they lost to Real Madrid in the final.
In the last 10 seasons, including that season, they have risen to the round of 16 or higher in the Champions League for 8 seasons. They were eliminated from the group stage in the 2017-18 season, and were eliminated from the group stage this season as well. This season, in Group B of the group stage, FC Porto, Club Brugge and Leverkusen finished the tournament in 4th place.
There is a strong possibility of qualifying for the Champions League next season. In fact, it is like stepping on the Champions League stage for 11 consecutive seasons. If you finish in the top 4 of Spanish La Liga, you can get a ticket to the Champions League. Atletico is currently in 3rd place after 31 rounds. The gap with 4th placed Real Sociedad is 5 points. Atlético played one less game than Sociedad. 크크크벳
The American data analysis media ‘Five Thirty Eight’ predicted a 99% chance of Atlético advancing to the Champions League next season. It is also expected to finish third in La Liga, behind first place FC Barcelona and second place Real Madrid.
If Lee Kang-in changes to the Atletico uniform, it seems that he will compete with world-class teams in the UEFA Champions League every year. Attention is focusing on whether Atletico will continue its new history with Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata, Rodrigo De Paul, and Jan Oblak, who have rich European experience.