By Kim Autumn Kim, Sports Chosun]Lee Kang-in (23, Paris Saint-Germain), who always seemed to be the youngest, now has an 'attachment sister': Kim Ji-soo (20, Brentford), the 'Giant Baby'. Lee has been promoted to 'Captain of the Youngsters' in the Qatar Asian Cup and is taking care of the 'real youngster', born in 2004.

The two have something in common. They've both come a long way since their age-group representative days. Lee made his debut at the FIFA U-20 World Cup at the age of 18. He showed no intimidation against his two older brothers. Instead, he overwhelmed his opponents and showed off his 'golden talent'. South Korea finished as runners-up. Lee scored one goal and four assists and won the Golden Ball as the tournament's MVP.

Lee Kang-in is the ace of the current A team. He wasn't given much of a chance under Paulo Bento. But he made up for it with his skills. Lee was hailed as a "game-changer" at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has been an integral part of the team since Jürgen Klinsmann took over in late February. Lee has been at Klinsmann's beck and call ever since, except for an injury layoff in September last year.

Kim Ji-soo was also the "youngest" player at the U-20 World Cup in Argentina last year. Despite being the youngest, she played with maturity and was an integral part of South Korea's defense. She helped South Korea reach the quarterfinals for the second straight tournament. Kim's performance at the age-group level earned him a move to English Premier League (EPL) side Brentford last summer. He became the first South Korean teenager to play in the EPL. He also caught the eye of Klinsmann. Klinsmann first called Kim Ji-soo into the national team in September of last year during a European tour. Kim was also included in the final roster for the Qatar Asian Cup.

Lee Kang-in, who knows the heart of the youngest, takes special care of Kim Ji-soo. He stretches next to her during training and plays pranks on her. "You're going to do this," Lee Kang-in once said to Kim Ji-soo, showing off his older brother's majesty. Kim Ji-soo went into 'gumdrop mode' and made Lee Kang-in laugh. The two always pair up when they get together in a circle to play a casual game of "fetch. In the team training on the 24th, Lee 토토사이트 Kang-in was also paired with Kim Ji-soo. With Lee's help, Kim quickly adapted to the team.

Speaking about the younger players, Klinsmann said, "If I have the opportunity to give them minutes, I will. We need to have more experience and we need to go for the win. That's what I like about a player like Kim Ji-Soo. She's very smart, she listens to (what I tell her). I hope I can give the younger players time to prove it."