Korean national team defender Kim Min-jae (26) is on the verge of joining Italian football history.
Napoli beat Juventus 1-0 in the 31st round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy on the 24th (Korean time).
Leading Napoli has 78 points from 31 matches, widening the gap with second place Lazio (61 points) by 17 points. As a result of the remaining 7 games, the maximum points Lazio can record is 82. Napoli will confirm its own victory by adding only 4 points in 7 games. This is a great opportunity to lift the scudetto after 33 years.
At the center was Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae, who played a big role last season at Fenerbahce in Turkiye, entered the big league for the first time in his life this season. He was pointed out as a replacement for Kalidou Koulibaly (31, Chelsea) and aroused great interest.
Even in a situation that could be somewhat burdensome, Kim Min-jae drew attention for his confident play. He started as the main central defender from the opening game against Ellas Verona, and quickly established himself as the core of Napoli’s rear tactic. 카지노
During the first year in Italy, no adjustment period was required. Kim Min-jae shone in the defensive area with his skillful defense and accurate build-up. As time passed, he even revived his attacking instincts. Kim Min-jae, whose self-confidence has soared, often stirred the opponent’s defense with his own dribble. Kim Min-jae’s play, which gained coach Luciano Spalletti’s trust, became sharper and sharper.
He was dazzling even against powerful strikers. Kim Min-jae won by decision in a match against Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan), and Ciro Immobile (Lazio). It was not easy for strikers who made a name for themselves on the European stage to break through Kim Min-jae, who had quick feet and a strong physical fight.
It was the Iron King himself. Kim Min-jae played 30 Serie A games full-time this season. Napoli recorded 24 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the matches where Kim Min-jae participated. According to local Italian media, Napoli, which is likely to win the championship after 33 years, is already in a festive mood. Kim Min-jae has already received a lot of affection from local fans in Naples, such as occupying a spot in the winning mural.