Lee Kang-in appeared as the captain of the third member on the same broadcast entertainment show “Fly Shootdori” 12 years ago. He became a 6-year-old soccer prodigy in the program.
Incheon United coach Yoo Sang-chul (48), who coached Lee Kang-in on the broadcast then, said, “I felt like I had reduced the number of adult soccer players since I was young.
“It is not easy for a six-year-old to fly a ball from the arc to the crossbar, but I remember Kang In-yi succeeding in both crossbar guessing bets,” he said.
Since then, Lee Kang-in left to study in Spain in 2011 and has now become a rookie in the “World Class” of Valencia, a prestigious team.
Singer Lee Jung showed off his extraordinary relationship with national soccer player Lee Kang-in. Lee Jung appeared on SBS Power FM’s “Cultwo Show at 2 o’clock,” which aired on the 30th, and talked. Regarding the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, Kim Tae-kyun said, “Lee Kang-in is showing too much performance. “If I were a coach, I think I’d put it in the first week,” he said.
“If I have given a healthy week…”I want to see Kangin play a game” Lee Kang-in (21, Mallorca, Spain), who is active in the 2022 Qatar World Cup, said this while battling pancreatic cancer.
The two met as teachers and students on the KBS entertainment show “Fly Shootdori” in 2007. At that time, Lee Kang-in was 6 years old. Fifteen years later, the kid walked around the ground like a fish in water on the World Cup stage watched by people all over the world.
Unfortunately, however, Yoo Sang-chul closed his eyes without seeing this figure. Yoo Sang-chul was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in October 2019. The average life expectancy of stage 4 pancreatic cancer is 4 to 8 months. The 5-year survival rate is only about 1%.
However, Yoo Sang-chul endured by fighting the disease. In December 2020, he said he would give hope and dreams to patients and soccer fans, and released YouTube content “UBCONTINUE” containing pancreatic cancer fighting period.
Ubiquitous is a combination of director Yoo’s nickname “Ubi” and English “continue,” which means “continue.” At that time, the meeting between Yoo Sang-chul and Lee Kang-in was depicted in the third and fourth episodes of Ubiquitous.
At the beginning of the video, the production team asked Yoo Sang-chul the question, “If you are given a healthy week.”
Former head coach Yoo, who was in thought for a while, said, “I once thought that I want to see Kang-in’s game on the spot,” adding, “If I am given that week, it would not be bad.”
Lee Kang-in (20, Valencia), the next-generation ace of Korean football, paid tribute to former Incheon United coach Yoo Sang-chul. Lee Kang-in posted a memorial on Instagram on the 8th with a photo of him kicking the ball with former coach Yoo as a child.
Lee Kang-in and former director Yoo formed a relationship with a priest through KBS entertainment program “Fly Shootdori” in 2007.
Lee Kang-in said, “When I was 7 years old and innocent just by dreaming of becoming a soccer player, I met the coach for the first time through a program called Shootdol, and he was the first person to tell me the fun of soccer,”
adding, “At that time, I was very young, but he always gave me serious and in-depth lessons in soccer.” He said, “I think the teaching at that time was a meaningful first step in my soccer life so far,” adding,
“I’m so sad that you passed away before I could repay you for the great grace you gave me.” “As the coach did to me, I will make efforts for the bright future and infinite development of Korean football,” he said.
“I think it is the greatest joy I can give to the coach to work harder and become a better player in the future.” He said, “Please watch where you are now.”