Tottenham Hotspur has become a big hit in South Korea due to Son Heung-min. The 31-year-old has become a star and filled the void left behind when Harry Kane left this summer on the production side and as a leader. Now the question is, can PSG’s Kang-in Lee be that star player?
Lee had a tough challenge starting the 2023-24 season after suffering a left quadriceps injury. After returning from the injury, the 22-year-old left for the 2023 Asian Games, where the South Korean team won a gold medal.
Nonetheless, it feels like that gold medal has boosted his confidence because, upon his return to PSG, Lee scored in the 3-0 UEFA Champions League win over AC Milan. The midfielder will look to begin turning this good form into consistent performances.
Still, can he reach the stardom levels of a Son? Le Parisien spoke with Franco-Korean journalist Jou Moon, who explains the advantage that PSG playing their match earlier, such as they’ll do on Sunday against Stade Brestois, will help their presence grow in South Korea.
“Everyone will want to see him,” Moon said (h/t Le10Sport). “Usually, South Koreans have to wake up at 4 a.m. to watch a PSG match; it’s complicated, and they prefer replays. This is the perfect schedule, especially since it comes after his match against Milan.”
Son is in the latter stages of his prime, so perhaps the French giants could have the player that takes the baton from the Tottenham star.