The “steaming” heat of over 34 degrees did not deter the fans’ enthusiasm to see Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain).
A huge crowd gathered at the Busan Asiad Stadium to watch Lee Kang-in play in front of Korean fans for the first time in a PSG jersey. Celebrities such as singer G-Dragon and actress Jung Yoo- Mi were also in attendance.
PSG will play a friendly against K League powerhouse Jeonbuk Hyundai at 5 p.m. on March 3 at Busan Asiad Stadium in the third leg of the Coupang Play Series.
This will be Lee Kang-in’s first appearance in front of Korean fans since joining PSG on March 9. He had complained of hamstring pain in a practice match against Le Havre (France) on March 22 and watched from the bench during the three matches of the Asia Tour in Japan.
However, he was feeling better, and the day before the match, PSG coach Luis Enrique said he would “definitely play”.
Hours before kickoff, the stadium was packed with fans wearing PSG jerseys. Lines formed at the PSG store, located near the spectator access area, that seemed to never end.
Celebrities came to the stadium.
G-Dragon and actresses Jung Yoo-umi and Son Na-eun watched PSG and Lee Kang-in from the stands. The PSG players wore jerseys in collaboration with G-Dragon’s brand Peace Minus One.
PSG’s Neymar celebrates after scoring the first goal during the first half of the Coupang Play Series third leg match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Busan Asiad Stadium in Yeonje-gu, Busan, South Korea, on Aug. 3.
As expected, Lee Kang-in was one of the most popular players on the field. As he warmed up before the game, the fans applauded and cheered him on. Even when the image of Lee Kang-in sitting on the bench was shown on the scoreboard, the crowd erupted in cheers.
Lee Kang-in responded to the cheers with a smile on his face.
PSG’s Lee Kang-in arrives during the Coupang Play Series match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Busan Asiad Stadium in Yeonje-gu, Busan, South Korea, 토토사이트 on August 3.