Uruguay midfielder Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) steadfastly recorded one assist despite the unilateral booing of Korean home fans and lived up to his name.
‘Klins Manho’ Korea finished the first half in an evaluation match against Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th, trailing 0-1.
It was the reunion메이저놀이터 between Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and Valverde that drew the most attention even before the match. The bad relationship between the two dates back to the first leg of the Group H group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar four months ago.
At that time, Valverde made a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in at the end of the second half and provoked him with an uppercut in the air. It was an act that showed no respect for the fallen partner. He even posted a picture of himself punching Lee Kang-in on social media that night.
Lee Kang-in said, “It could have happened during the game. He doesn’t really care,” he said calmly. But the bad luck didn’t end there.
In February, in the match between Mallorca and Real Madrid in the Primera Liga, Valverde once again received a warning for a rough tackle on Lee Kang-in. Afterwards, Valverde showed a sensitive appearance, such as protesting harshly to the referee.
The Korean home fans who visited the stadium that day applauded Lee Kang-in and sent a message of protest to Valverde, who had a bad relationship with Lee Kang-in, with loud booing.
From the time he warmed up before the game, when Valverde’s image was caught on the electronic board, boos poured out. When the name Valverde came up during the introduction of the players, there was also a loud booing that seemed to leave the stadium. Here at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, the ‘greatest enemy’ was definitely Valverde.
However, Valverde was not shaken at all despite the one-sided booing from Korean fans.
In the 7th minute of the first half, a surprise shot chilled the Korean defense team, and in the 10th minute of the first half, he assisted Sebastian Coates’ opening goal with a corner kick.
After the goal was scored, Valverde once again performed an uppercut ceremony in the air, quelling the booing of the Korean fans.