Is it jealousy? Valverde tackles Lee Kang-in for murder in La Liga
The bad luck continues.
On the 5th (local time), the 2022-2023 season Spanish La Liga, held at Visit Mallorca Estadi in Mallorca, Spain, Mallorca-Real Madrid match.
In the 19th minute of the second half, with Mallorca leading 1-0, Lee Kang-in was knocked down by a rough tackle. He was back tackle for Federico Valverde (Real Madrid). It was such a rough tackle that the referee immediately took out a yellow card. Lee Kang-in grabbed his calf and complained of his pain.
Valverde’s expression was strange when Lee Kang-in안전놀이터 collapsed. Instead of approaching Lee Kang-in and apologizing, he smiled incomprehensibly even after receiving a warning. After being replaced by Luka Modric, he hit a chair with his fist on the bench.
Mallorca staged a surprise defeat of Real Madrid 1-0.
Kang-in Lee was also tackled by Valverde at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Valverde tackled Lee Kang-in in the first round of the group stage against Uruguay in November last year and even performed an uppercut ceremony. At that time, Lee Kang-in just laughed off Valverde’s provocation.
It ended 0-0, but in the end, Korea advanced to the round of 16 and Uruguay was eliminated. Coincidentally, Valverde, who showed off his peak skills, has been sluggish since the World Cup. He has 8 goals and 4 assists (all season), but has zero offensive points after the World Cup.
Spanish media also criticized, “Valverde felt anger and frustration. He is not in the best condition.”
Valverde has a pretty deep bad relationship with Korea. In the 2017 U-20 World Cup held in Korea against Portugal, he caused controversy by tearing his eyes at a racist ceremony.