Bedat Murki showed off his affection for Lee Kang-in.
Mallorca defeated Valencia 1-0 in the 36th round of the 2022-23 Spanish La Liga at Estadio Mallorca Son Moix in Mallorca, Spain, at 2.30am on Saturday. The win leaves Mallorca in 11th place in the league with 47 points, while also securing their promotion.
Mourinho and Lee Kang-in were the main stars of Mallorca’s victory. In the 19th minute of the second half, Lee sent in a sharp cross from the left and Mourinho finished with a header to give Mallorca the lead. Mourinho’s goal proved to be the winning goal and secured the victory for Mallorca.
Spain’s Marca said: “Mallorca start with Lee Kang-in and end with Mourinho. They are a deadly duo. After Lee switched to midfield in the second half, their chemistry came out and they were the stars of the show, with Lee assisting and Mourinho scoring. They combined for 20 points and accounted for more than 50 per cent of Mallorca’s total team goals,” he said of the Mallorca duo.
The main attacking pattern for Mallorca this season has been Lee’s assists and Mourinho’s goals. The combination of Lee, who is able to deliver incisive passes to strikers from any position, and Mourinho, who uses his physicality to the fullest and is a great presence in the penalty box, has been incredible.
The pair have scored three goals together. That’s the third most in La Liga in 2022-23. It’s behind only Hodrigo + Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann + Alvaro Morata (four times). It’s like Mallorca’s Son Heung-min + Harry Kane duo.토토사이트
In the process, Lee has developed into one of La Liga’s top midfielders, scoring six goals and providing five assists in 35 league appearances. Mourinho has 14 goals in 33 league games and is fourth in scoring behind Robert Lewandowski, Benzema and Joselu.
After the game, Mourinho went viral for his affection for Lee Kang-In. He took to his personal social media accounts to post a picture of him with Lee and captioned it “My little brother”. It was a nice touch that he wrote “brother” in Korean to honour the Korean player.
Mourinho has a lot of affection for Lee Kang-in. “He’s a good player,” Mourinho said after his good work with Lee this season. When I moved to Mallorca in January last year, I learnt his name on the first day of training. I didn’t know about him before that, but I told him straight away, ‘You’re the best player here,'” he confessed.