Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) anchored the defense and “shut down” Tunisia’s attack to secure a clean sheet. He also led from the back, encouraging his teammates, especially after donning the captain’s armband. However, he was humble, saying it was a team effort.
Immediately after the 4-0 victory over Tunisia in the October A match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th, Kim Min-jae met with reporters in the joint press area (mix zone) and said, “It was the result of all the players, not just me, doing a good job,” and did not want to be in the spotlight alone.
Kim Min-jae wore the captain’s armband as Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) was left out of the starting lineup due to illness. True to form, the ‘Monster’ was steady at the back for the full 90 minutes and helped secure a clean sheet. He also set up the opponent’s own goal on a set piece for the third goal.
“I think the captaincy was decided by the coach. I didn’t feel any pressure,” he said, adding, “It’s not just me, all the players did a good job. We kept a clean sheet, so I think we deserve high marks for our defense.”
“In training, we worked together to improve our defense, and in particular, we communicated a lot with each other to prepare,” he said, adding, “Before today’s game, the coach emphasized that if we are well prepared defensively when we are attacking, we will not be counterattacked, so we paid a lot of attention to that part.”
Kim Min-jae has continued his strong play from last year. In fact, after undergoing basic military training this summer, he left Napoli for Bayern Munich and immediately established himself as a starter, starting every game in both the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League 메이저사이트.
Despite the physical demands of the position, Kim has been able to provide solid defense and incredible performances whenever he’s on the field. In fact, he’s earned high ratings and accolades every time he’s on the field, and he’s a fan favorite. He is truly living up to his nickname, “The Monster.
“It’s hard for all the players, not just me,” says Kim Min-jae. I think it’s especially hard for K League players because it’s the end of the season,” he said, adding, “I will continue to take good care of my body and have a good season without any injuries when I go back after the A match in October.”