Mbappe scored a hat trick to lead PSG to a 3-0 victory over host Reims in the 12th round of the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 season in Reims, France, at 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday. With 27 points, PSG moved back to the top of the league, knocking Nice (26 points) into second place.
Lee, who returned to the starting lineup after a two-match absence, played 77 minutes before being substituted. He was unable to add to the offense.레모나토토 도메인
Luis Enrique used a 4-4-2 formation with Lee Kang-in up top. Although there was a lot of switching in the middle, it was an unconventional position for Lee. Enrique has been experimenting with the South Korean in a number of positions, including on the left and right wings and as a central midfielder.
In this game, Mbappe scored a hat trick with his trademark individual flair, but Enrique was unhappy with his play, noting that “Mbappe plays a lot individually”. Despite the team’s big win, Enrique was unhappy with his positioning and tactics.
According to a report by French outlet RMC Sport, Enrique has been working on a new formation during the international break. One of the changes reportedly involves playing either Lee Kang-in or Marco Asensio as a ‘false nine’. This is a tactic that puts Lee up front but actually allows him to play in the second line. Gonzalo Hamus will be dropped from the starting lineup.
The analysis seems to be trying to gain a tactical advantage by playing Kolo Moani on the right wing. The plan is to utilize Ousmane Dembele as a winger at the same time, which means moving Lee Kang-in up to the No. 9 position. Of course, ‘zero-top’ Lee Kang-in doesn’t actually play as a number nine like Son Heung-min.
It’s great to see Enrique recognize his versatility and make him a key part of his tactics. However, there’s also the possibility that he’s being forced to play in an outfit that doesn’t suit him.