The influential Italian newspaper ‘Corriere dello Sport’ praised Kim Min-jae for showing off his impregnable defense, calling him “Korea’s Great Wall” (La grande muraglia coreana).
Kim Min-jae participated in the 2022/23 Italian Serie A round 23 away match against Sassuolo held at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy on the 18th and won 2-0 after playing all 90 minutes in the first and second half.
Napoli, which built a solo Serie A system this season, won 7 consecutive victories with a victory over Sassuolo. They secured the lead with 62 points. 온라인바카라
Kim Min-jae also played as the central defender in the back 4, recording a pass success rate of 90% and contributing to a scoreless victory by winning all 6 aerial contests.
The Italian press once again sang ‘Praise for Kim Min-jae’ to his perfect defense.
‘Corriere dello Sport’ evaluated the players of the two teams on the 18th, giving Kim Min-jae a rating of 8 points and highly praising him by adding an unusually long explanation.
The newspaper introduced, “Korea’s great wall: Heather, 1-on-1, and loose ball all can’t pass him” and “Napoli fans shout like this every time he appears: Kim, Kim, Kim, Kim”.
It was said that the opposing defenders could not penetrate Kim Min-jae at all. The best player of the match on this day was Kim Min-jae’s colleague, midfielder Hvita Kvarachhelia, but his rating and Kim Min-jae’s rating were the same.
While the Italian media and legendary footballers praised Kim Min-jae every day, there was a loud voice of praise for him right after the Sassoolo match.