There is a player who knocked down Lee Kang-in with a rough murder tackle and smirked as if he was in a good mood despite receiving a warning.
This is the story of Valverde, who threw an incomprehensible ‘uppercut roar’ after knocking Lee Kang-in, whom he met at the Qatar World Cup two months ago, with a tackle.
Mallorca, in which Lee Kang-in played 78 minutes, beat Real Madrid 1-0 in the home game of the 20th round of the 2022-23 Primera Liga held in Estadi de Son Mosi, Spain on the 5th Korean time.
On this day, Lee Kang-in, who started as the left wing of Mallorca, contributed to the team’s victory by diligently running the ground for 78 minutes.
Like this, Lee Kang-in had the joy of winning against the powerful Real Madrid, but there was also a dizzying moment when he was roughly tackled by an opponent during the game.
In the 19th minute of the second half, with Mallorca leading 1-0, opponent Valverde made a rough back tackle on Lee Kang-in.
Lee Kang-in, who fell straight to the ground, grabbed both of his calves and was in pain.
The referee immediately showed Valverde a yellow card.
But at this time, Valverde’s expression was unusual. 메이저놀이터
Despite being warned, he smiled contentedly.
Rather, Valverde’s colleague Ceballos approached Kang-in Lee who was lying down and checked his condition.
This is not the first time Valverde and Lee Kang-in have had a bad relationship.
In November of last year, in Qatar World Cup Group H match against Korea vs Uruguay, after tackling Lee Kang-in, he gave a ‘uppercut roar’ as if he scored a goal and looked down at Lee Kang-in who fell on the ground.
He also uploaded a picture of Lee Kang-in, who fell down right after the Korean War, and an ‘uppercut roar’ on his social media.
Regarding Valverde’s ‘uppercut provocation’ at the time, Lee Kang-in calmly laughed it off, saying, “Anything can happen during the game. I don’t really care.”
On the other hand, Valverde raised controversy throughout the tournament, such as causing controversy over racial discrimination by performing an ‘eye tearing ceremony’ at the 2017 FIFA U-20 (Under 20) World Cup held in Korea.