Lee Kang-in nominated for La Liga Team of the Season
Korea JoongAng Daily Page 6 article Thursday, May 4, 2023 Lee Kang-in was nominated for the La Liga Team of the Season on Tuesday, the only Mallorca player to make the 47-man shortlist announced by the Spanish league and EA Sports. Team of the Season: Team of the Year (an award given to players who have performed the best in the league during a season) shortlist: List of candidates Lee Kang-in was selected as one of the Primera Liga’s Team Players of the Year on Tuesday. Lee Kang-in is the only Mallorcan player on the list of 47 Team of the Year candidates announced by the Spanish Football League and EA Sports. Lee, a fiery 21-year-old with six goals to his name this season, was among 18 midfielders shortlisted for the team.
The 21-year-old hot-blooded player has scored six goals this season and has been included in a narrowed 18-man Team Midfielder of the Year shortlist.안전놀이터
Lee’s nomination comes as little surprise based on his recent performance. A versatile midfielder with a serious turn of speed and some fancy footwork among his arsenal, Lee has been a well-watched player for years as a promising playmaker with energy to spare.
, a turn of speed:
acceleration footwork: footwork
playmaker: leading offense, playmaker
spare: spare, spare
Considering Lee Kang-in’s recent performance, he was selected as the Team of the Year nominee. No surprise. A versatile midfielder, he has been garnering attention for years as a promising playmaker with surplus energy and great acceleration and flashy footwork.
That reputation increased dramatically this season as Lee stepped out from the assists role and starting causing some serious damage: Half of his goals this season came in the last three games, including a goal against Athletic Club on Monday.
step out: escape
assists role: assists role:
Lee Kang-in’s reputation grew dramatically as he moved away from the role of scoring assists and became a formidable threat. Half of his goals this season have come in the past three games, including a goal against Athletic Club on Monday.
That goal — started by Lee as he out dribbled a player at the halfway line and finished by Lee after a one-two in the box — was par for the course for the young midfielder who scored a brace against Getafe with some serious panache just a week earlier.
halfway line: center line
one-two: 2:1 pass
par for the course: obvious, typical
brace: multi-goal (when two goals are scored in one match)
the goal in style (Lee Kang-in starts by dribbling past the player from the center line and finishes directly with a 2:1 pass from the penalty box) One goal) was an understandable goal for the young midfielder, who scored a splendid multi-goal against Getafe just a week ago.
With so much success in the last month to add on to that moment in the sun in Qatar, it’s looking increasingly likely that this may be Lee’s one chance to compete for a spot on the La Liga Team of the Season: He may have moved on to greener pastures by the time next season rolls around.
moment in the sun: a moment in the spotlight
La Liga: La Liga (Spanish professional football league)
move to greener pastures: leaving work or home for a better place
roll around: approaching
The many successes seen last month, coupled with the attention-grabbing moment in Qatar, make Lee’s chances of being selected for this year’s Primera Liga team even greater. By the start of next season he could have left for a better team.