Lee Kang-In will be rested against Alnas after picking up a hamstring injury in the first game. He made a brief appearance in the first official open training session of the preseason tour, but did not train.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) held an open training session on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the J-Green Sakai S1 main field in Osaka, Japan. It was PSG’s second official event after arriving in Osaka on Wednesday and holding a press conference against Alnasr.
The J-Green Sakai Training Center was packed with people two hours before the open training session. The sweltering temperatures, with a high of 33 degrees, did not dampen the fans’ enthusiasm to see their PSG soccer stars. Half an hour before the start of open training, fans were singing and waiting for the PSG players. Some fans from South Korea even chanted Lee Kang-in’s name.
The PSG players began to show up at the training center at 6:40. Lee Kang-in was among the first to arrive with a smile on his face. He chatted with Marco Asensio and Vitinha and walked towards the fans. He then greeted the fans with the PSG squad before walking off the field and into the locker room. He would not be participating in training.
Lee picked up the thigh injury in a friendly against Le Havre on Sept. 22, making his debut for the club and performing generally well, but was forced off early after grabbing his thigh before the end of the first half.
He was included in PSG’s roster for their tour of Japan and was spotted walking at the airport, allaying fears of a major injury. However, he is unlikely to return any time soon. He missed training today as well and will watch from the bench against Alnasr on Friday.
Lee was bored in the locker room by himself and occasionally poked his head out the door to watch training. He watched training from the door and chatted briefly with club officials.
The biggest star of the open training session was Neymar. The crowd kept chanting his name, and he waved to the crowd during the drills. Whenever Neymar headed to the right to send in a cross, he was greeted with a huge cheer. With Kylian Mbappe missing from the tour due to a contract dispute with PSG, Neymar was able to fill the void in front of the fans. 메이저놀이터
The PSG squad warmed up with ball-tossing drills before moving on to the passing game, positioning drills, and free-kick practice. The training session lasted about an hour and a half and ended in a pleasant atmosphere.
PSG will face Cristiano Ronaldo’s club, Alnasr, at Osaka’s Janmar Field Nagai Stadium on Aug. 25, followed by Serreso Osaka on Aug. 28 and Inter Milan on Aug. 1. They will then travel to South Korea to take on Jeonbuk Hyundai at the Busan Asiad Stadium on August 3.