Fans are also worried about “Kim Min-jae bombshell” and say, “It must be hard because you ran too much…”
Monster defender Kim Min-jae (27, Napoli) is on the verge of collapse. Fans couldn’t hide their worries as they saw him struggling.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, lost 1-2 against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 28th. Kim Min-jae played full-time in two consecutive games following the last match against Colombia.
It was a disappointing game. Kim Min-jae committed a foul while trying to block his opponent near the penalty box, which led to a run. Joaquin Piquerez’s first shot was blocked by goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, but Matthias Besino pushed the flowing ball in and scored the winning goal.
After the game, Kim Min-jae said, “It was a game that I had to win, but I’m sorry that I couldn’t,” adding, “It doesn’t seem wrong to say that I’m sorry for the defense’s performance.” “I think I have to talk more with the players and overcome it,” he blamed himself.
His expression was also dark all the time. In particular, he said, “It’s physically difficult. “I’m mentally broken,” he said. “For the time being…Not for the time being, but I’m just going to focus on my team right now It’s hard to play soccer and it’s hard to play. “I want to pay more attention to my team than to the national team,” he said in a surprise statement.
Asked if the remarks were coordinated in advance, Kim Min-jae then said, “It’s hard to tell you exactly…”I hope this is enough,” he said, leaving the mix zone. Some even argued that he might have hinted at retiring from the national team.
The faces of the fans were also full of concerns. Kim Min-jae left Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 29th the day after the match. Jeong Se-bin, Jin Eun-ji, and S, who visited the airport to see off overseas players such as Lee Kang-in, Kim Min-jae, and Son Heung-min, could not hide their concerns when the story of Kim Min-jae came out even though they were excitedly talking about Lee Kang-in.
Mr. S said, “I don’t think I’m saying that I’m going to retirement from the national team. “Maybe it’s a misunderstanding,” he said, but he couldn’t resolve his stiff expression. Eun-ji also said, “I know that Kim Min-jae is a type of person who usually interviews without hesitation.” “It will be a different matter than the suggestion of retirement,” he said with a mixed look.
All of them were concerned about Kim Min-jae’s physical strength. Sebin said, “I don’t know, but I think Kim Min-jae played like a human wall in this A match. “I think it’s going to be too hard,” he said, and Eun Ji also said, “This performance was also amazing.” It must be hard to run without a break…I don’t know how to run like that.”
As fans worry, Kim Min-jae is simply playing nonstop this season. After joining Napoli, he played full-time in almost all matches, and also played with injuries at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He didn’t even take a minute off in two consecutive A matches in March.
In particular, Kim Min-jae is suffering not only from Serie A but also from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). Of course, nevertheless, the fact that Kim Min-jae’s remarks are a slip of the tongue that should not have been made does not change. However, it seems to be true that he has been greatly strengthened mentally and physically. 파워볼게임
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae left Korea with Jung Woo-young and Lee Jae-sung on a plane bound for Frankfurt, Germany. He gave no particular explanation for his remarks the previous day. It is expected to take more time to hear Kim Min-jae’s refreshing answer.