The national monster defender will be selected for the war of the stars.
Napoli will face Frankfurt in the second leg of the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-23 season held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy at 5 am (Korean time) on the 16th.
Prior to the game, Napoli coach 메이저놀이터 Luciano Spalletti said, “Kim Min-jae (26) is in good physical condition. He also participates in training coming in. He can start before Frankfurt.” A recurrence of the calf injury suffered at the 2022 Qatar World Cup was suspected, but the coach himself announced Kim Min-jae’s starting sortie.
Trying to write club history. Napoli aim to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time ever. There are plenty of possibilities. We won 2-0 in the first leg away from Frankfurt. Even at that time, Kim Min-jae was active full-time and contributed to Napoli’s scoreless victory. The opposing French national team striker Randall Colo Muani (24) was tied up.
Even though he stepped on the big league for the first time in his life this season, he did not need much adaptation period. Kim Min-jae, who left Fenerbahce in Turkiye and wore Naples, has been reborn as a top-notch Serie A defender. He perfectly filled the vacancy of Callie do Coulibaly (31, Chelsea) and received rave reviews every day.
level of iron king. Kim Min-jae is 3rd in total playing time for Napoli this season with 2,859 minutes. He is behind No. 1 goalkeeper Alex Merette (25) and No. 2 defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo (29). Since joining Napoli, he has already played 33 matches.
Even in consecutive appearances, the performance was dazzling. Kim Min-jae played a key role in Napoli’s rear. He is the final defender and the start of the build-up. Spalletti is doing his best with the aggressive passes he orders every day. He did not fall behind in competition with European strikers. Top scorers such as Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), and Ciro Immobile (Lazio) also struggled with Kim Min-jae’s quick feet and strong physical fight.
The Champions League match between Napoli and Frankfurt, for which Kim Min-jae will start, will be held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on the 16th.