The newest addition to PSG, Lee Kang-in (22, PSG), is getting a lot of attention from the Japanese media.
Lee officially joined PSG on May 5. He made a good first impression on coach Luis Enrique. He has fit right in with his superstar teammates, including Neymar. PSG has been releasing videos of the youngster, and they have high hopes for him.
“He is a midfielder who can play on both wings. He is good on the ball and has a lot of desire and thirst to win. I want to use my full strength to help the team win. I’ve known PSG since I was very young. It’s one of the biggest clubs in the world and there are great players here. I’m looking forward to a new start. I want to bring joy to the fans,” he said.
Upon joining PSG, Lee will take over Messi’s role as a creative midfielder in the center of the park. While Kylian Mbappe’s future is up in the air, Lee has settled in well at his new club.
PSG opens its preseason on Aug. 22 against last season’s Ligue 2 champions and Ligue 1 promoters Le Havre AC. Lee Kang-in is included in the 27-man roster and is likely to play. Le Havre is the former home of Riyad Mahrez and Paul Pogba, among others.
PSG will travel to Japan and South Korea for a preseason tour of Asia. PSG will play a friendly against Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia), where Cristiano Ronaldo plays, in Osaka, Japan, on May 25. PSG will face Cerezo Osaka on the 28th and then Inter Milan in Tokyo on August 1. Traveling to South Korea, PSG will face Jeonbuk Hyundai on August 3 in Busan.
For the second year in a row, PSG’s trip to Japan is set to be an unimaginable one. Last year, 40,000 paid tickets to watch PSG train in public sold out in minutes. During the same period, the Japanese national team played a match, but only attracted around 10,000 spectators.
This time, PSG’s tour of Japan is much bigger. A handful of “Hospitality Special Tickets,” which allow you to meet the players and receive a souvenir, are priced at a whopping 3 million yen (about $28 million). Tickets for the PSG vs. Osaka match will cost 100,000 yen (about $930,000), while tickets for the PSG vs. Inter Milan match will cost 200,000 yen (about $187,000).
Japanese media outlet Victory said, “PSG, the world’s top club, is coming to Japan for the second year in a row. 토토사이트 In addition to the game, PSG plans to hold various events such as press conferences and soccer clinics in Japan, making Japanese fans excited. PSG is not just a soccer tour, but a brand tour. In addition to Mbappe and Neymar, PSG also signed Messi. Recently, they appointed Luis Enrique, a former Spanish national team member, and announced Lee Kang-in, a Korean national team member, which is attracting a lot of attention.”
“PSG is increasing its brand value in Japan. PSG is stepping up its marketing in Japan, opening offices and cafes. Not only soccer teams, but also handball and esports teams are coming to Japan,” noting that the Japanese market is on the rise.