Lee Jae-seong, who announced that he was aiming to advance to the Premier League this summer, took a step closer to his goal by showing off his scoring ability.
Mainz won 3-1 in the 20th round of the 2022/23 Bundesliga against FC Augsburg held at the Meba Arena in Mainz, Germany on the 11th (Korean time).
Lee Jae-sung played as a starter in the game that day and scored multiple goals to lead the team to victory. In the 20th minute of the first half, he tried to score through a selfless play with teammate Ludovic Azorque at the gate, but Lee Jae-seong last pushed the ball in and scored the opening goal.
Lee Jae-sung then calmly finished with a shot without missing a defensive mistake in the 6th minute of the second half when Mainz was leading 2-1, breaking Augsburg’s net and scoring multiple goals.
Jae-Sung Lee has scored 4 goals in 5 recent matches and is in the best condition since the World Cup break.
The reason why his recent performance is more noticeable is that he will do his best in the second half with the goal of advancing to the Premier League after this season.
Lee Jae-sung held a press conference on the 1st of last month just before leaving for Germany after the World Cup.
At the time, when asked if he was aiming for a higher place, he said, “It is my hope and dream. I plan to work toward that goal in the second half. I plan to do my best, and I want to go to a better team in Europe. You can only develop if you have the will.” 스포츠토토
He also strongly expressed his intention to enter the Premier League, saying, “The place I have dreamed of since I was young is the Premier League. As a player, of course, I want to go there. I will not give up on my dream and will do my best to achieve my goal.”
Even at the press conference, he emphasized that he had to work harder during the remaining contract period with Mainz in order to achieve his goal.
Lee Jae-seong said, “I have a contract with Mainz. It is my responsibility to do my best in Mainz and create a good atmosphere. I am well aware of that, so I always try. I want to be in a position where I can challenge myself.” He also expressed his will to do his best in his team.
Lee Jae-sung eventually showed the remarks with improved performance, proving that the goal of aiming for the Premier League was a sufficiently grounded goal. He scored 4 of the 11 goals scored by the team in the second half, establishing himself as an indispensable presence in Mainz’s attack.
Lee Jae-seong, who gave advice to his juniors as a senior who entered Europe first, saying, “Don’t be afraid and take on the challenge with courage,” is stepping closer to his declared goal in the second half of this season. If it succeeds, it is expected to set a good example for the juniors.