As part of their Japan Tour 2023, PSG recently concluded their first two preparation matches in Osaka and have now arrived in Tokyo ahead of their final pre-season game in the Asian country.
Under the guidance of manager Luis Enrique, the team is fully engaged in their summer tour, with the highly anticipated final match against Inter Milan on the horizon taking place on Tuesday, August 1.
During their time in Japan, PSG earned a draw (0-0) against Al Nassr, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, and suffered a narrow-but-ugly defeat (3-2) against Cerezo Osaka, captained by superstar Shinji Kagawa.
Following the matches in Osaka, PSG made their way to Tokyo, where they engaged in various commercial activities and continued their training sessions with a notable absence of fans gathered in past tours completed by PSG, mostly because of the lack of superstar power with Kylian Mbappe staying in Paris and Lionel Messi now playing in the United States.
One of the team's new arrivals, Kang-In Lee, who had sustained an injury during the initial summer preparation match against Le Havre at the PSG Campus in Poissy, had not seen any playing time during the Japan Tour 2023, but that might be about to change on Tuesday.
Recent reports from L'Equipe suggest that the South Korean player took part in some of the training sessions conducted by Luis Enrique and his coaching staff during the team's first training session in Tokyo and he will keep doing so along with fellow injured player Layvin Kurzawa ahead of the matchup against Inter.
As the team prepares for their final preparation match against Inter Milan on Tue., August 1, fans and football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the showdown between these two renowned clubs, the Italians having made it all the way to the latest final of the UEFA Champions League, one they lost to Manchester City.
The Japan Tour has provided valuable opportunities for PSG to fine-tune their strategies and tactics as they gear up for the upcoming season.
The main storyline being the absence of Mbappe leading to a breakout of youngster Hugo Ekitike on the forward line and his potential naming as the main no. 9 of the team for the 2023 season.