The evaluation of ‘Blue Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) is interesting.
Kim Min-jae started in the 21st round of the 2022-2023 Italian Serie A Spezia held at Stadio Alberto Pico in Italy on the 5th 스포츠토토(Korean time) and contributed to Napoli’s 3-0 victory.
Kim Min-jae, who teamed up with Amir Rahmani as a ‘center back’, blocked Spezia’s attack with a solid defense on this day as well. His unique predictive defense, counterattack with quick feet, and aggressive high header gave the opponent power.
Napoli scored three goals in the second half based on Kim Min-jae’s defense. In the 2nd minute of the second half, Hvica Kvarachhelia scored the opening goal, and Victor Osimen scored consecutive goals in the 23rd and 28th minutes of the second half to seal the victory. With this victory, Napoli consolidated its lead by accumulating 56 points (18 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss). Napoli, which had five consecutive victories, led Inter Milan (43 points) in second place by 13 points.
Italy’s ‘Il Napoli’ gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 6.5 after the match. This is the second best rating except for Kvarachhelia and Osimen (above 8 points) who scored goals. In particular, the media likened Kim Min-jae to a ‘rubber wall’ and expressed it in a funny way, “He is a rubber wall. He is rejecting everything. He even bounces balls.