Kang-in trusts Javi Gracia's method for young people

Iago Falqué, Aleix Vidal, Roberto Torres, Castillejo, Juanmi, Añor, Fornales, Zhemaletdinov or Will Hughes exploded at the hands of the Navarrese coach.


Javi Gracia takes the reins of Valencia tomorrow with several challenges in his backpack. On the one hand, rebuilding a sunken team; on the other, trying to return Valencia to the positions that correspond to it by history; and finally, give young people the necessary confidence and drive to make the leap they lack and become important.

And the name that fits like a glove in this latest claim is Kang-in Lee. The South Korean, who won the U-20 World Cup Golden Ball last summer, has yet to fit into the plans of any of the coaches he has had. Neither Marcelino, nor Celades nor Voro have given him the confidence to develop his qualities, at 19 years of age. Only touches of quality in sporadic matches have signed his best performances in Valencia. For this reason, he had almost decided to leave and carve out his future far from Mestalla.

However, the club's commitment and the arrival of Javi Gracia have made him rethink his situation. He will wait to know the role he has this season before sitting down to study the long-term renewal (it ends in 2022) that the club wants to do. And it is that Kang-in knows that Javi Gracia, throughout his career, has been a specialist in giving confidence to young people.

From Iago Falqué and Aleix Vidal at Almería to Will Hughes, at Watford, who at the age of 22 gave him confidence after a long injury, as soon as the coach arrived at the English club, in the middle of the 2017-18 season. And in the last two seasons he has been indisputable in a Premier League team.

The stage of Gracia with the biggest barn of young people launched to stardom arrived in Malaga. But first, to his credit it remains to have bet on Roberto Torres, today Osasuna captain, in 2013-14. With 24 years, he exploded with 5 five goals in 33 games, with Grace.

But it was at La Rosaleda where his clear commitment to young people was seen. He gave the alternative to Castillejo, today in Milan, with 19 years; Juanmi, today at Betis, with 21; Juanpi Añor, with 20; and Fornals, with 19. In addition, he gave Darder, Horta or Recio the necessary confidence to continue growing, who arrived after a loan at Granada. At Rubin Kazan he also gave gallons to 19-year-old Zhemaletdinov, indisputable in the Russian lower teams who had not just emerged. And he did it with Grace.

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