[OSEN = Reporter Woo Chung-won] There is a possibility that Lee Kang-in and coach Javier Aguirre will leave Mallorca at the same time.
On the 22nd (Korea Standard Time), Kaneda Ser reported on the status of negotiations between coach Aguirre and Mallorca on renewing their contracts.스포츠토토
“Currently, Mallorca are making every effort to renew their contract with Aguirre,” said Caneda Ser. In order to maintain the team’s atmosphere, Mallorca is taking an active step to keep Aguirre in the team,” he reported.
It is clear why Mallorca is trying to keep Aguirre in. This is because if Aguirre leaves the team, the atmosphere could be shaken.
Prior to the opening of this season, Mallorca was a candidate for relegation. Power was not highly valued. However, the atmosphere changed completely after the season opened.
Of course, Mallorca has not been named the favorite to win. However, he has achieved more than expected this season. Aguirre created custom tactics for Mallorca.
He played a fierce game with front-line striker Vedat Muriki for Lee Kang-in in the second line. In the end, Mallorca is ranked 13th with 12 wins, 8 draws, 15 losses, and 44 points. It is nine points away from the relegation zone. Therefore, Mallorca will remain in La Liga unless a big problem occurs suddenly.
Lee Kang-in, who was actively sponsored by Aguirre, has become an ace. Not only Muriki but also Lee Kang-in is receiving attention from many clubs because it has a great impact on the game.
Coach Aguirre is also well aware of the club’s situation where he has no choice but to send several players. He recently said, “I won’t be involved if I think the team should sell one or two players to solve economic problems.”
Dataput released the ranking of the 10 most dribbling players in the European league based on the records of the soccer statistics company OPTA on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time).
Lee Kang-in ranked sixth among all players in Europe. Lee Kang-in’s total number of triples was 82. Lee Kang-in’s success rate per game was 2.8 times, with a 67 percent success rate.
In particular, Lee Kang-in had the highest success rate among the top 10. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that Lee Kang-in is the best player in Europe when it comes to the success rate.
Of course, Lee Kang-in is not in a comfortable situation. This is because Aguirre and Lee Kang-in were included in the “racism issue.”
Lee Kang-in is also known to have suffered a lot of racism. The game’s broadcasting camera also captured the appearance of “tearing eyes,” a racist act of racism against Lee Kang-in. Nevertheless, Lee Kang-in, who has always shown courage, is loved for his perfect fan service.
Lee Kang-in started his life in Spain in 2011 when he was 10. He grew up on the troubled Valencia youth team and made his La Liga debut on the adult team. However, he is properly recognized for his skills in Mallorca after being kicked out of Valencia.
In addition, suspicions were raised that Lee Kang-in was also racist in Mallorca. A social media user pointed out, “Manager Mallorca Javier Aguirre shouted ‘What are you doing, Chinese’ when he saw Lee Kang-in.”
The released video is a short video of about 4 seconds. However, there is a scene in which coach Aguirre turns his head toward Lee Kang-in and shouts, “queaces chino (what are you doing? Chinese).” Notable part is ‘chino’. It is a word that is called “Asian” in North and Central America and South America, and has a racist meaning.
It was also confirmed on the club’s official YouTube that they shouted “chino” toward Lee Kang-in. This is in a training video titled “Just Excited Naughty Lee Kang-in” released by Mallorca 11 days ago. Around 1 minute and 24 seconds of the video, Lee Kang-in can be heard shouting with “chino” after attempting a right-footed shot.
Of course, it is highly likely that Aguirre did not call Lee Kang-in “Chinese” on the official channel with malice. It did not officially announce the situation at the time. But Aguirre’s comments are clearly problematic. It is bound to emerge as a racist issue.