Reporter Lee Hyeong-joo = High praise for Kim Min-jae (26) continues.
Napoli is posting a phenomenal record of 18 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the 22nd round. The difference in points with the second place is 13 points, so it is a win if you do not lose 5 times in the remaining schedule. It is unrealistic for a team that has lost 1 in 22 matches to lose 5 in the remaining 16 matches. Even if that happens, second-place Inter Milan must win the remaining games to give them a come-from-behind championship. This is why Napoli fans are expecting the first win since the era of the late Diego Maradona.
Kim Min-jae is in the middle of that storm. This season, Napoli cleared the summer transfer window of veterans such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens. In the midst of doubts, they recruited Kim Min-jae, Hvita Kvarazhelia, and Giovanni Simeone, but the freshmen were truly a jackpot. is doing great
Among them, Kim Min-jae is the nucleus of the defensive line, serving as the end point of the defense and even the starting point of the attack. Always amazing defensive skills. Even so, Kim Min-jae’s offensive contribution to the team is enormous.
As an example, Kim Min-jae is running first overall with 72.6% in pass accuracy per 90 minutes until the 17th. Center backs make a lot of short passes in a comfortable state in their own camp. Because of this, there are many cases where center backs rise to the rankings. However, Kim Min-jae is a player who actively plays long passes and forward passes, and it is surprising that such stats come out. 안전놀이터
In fact, by the 9th, Kim Min-jae is running third in the team’s long pass success rate after Amir Rahmani and Mario Hui, and it is amazing that he is ranked first in pass accuracy while making long passes well.
Even if it’s not just stats, the advantage of Kim Min-jae’s high rise is also enormous. Kim Min-jae can cover a wide back space at high speed, and thanks to Kim Min-jae, Napoli can press on the high line and start an attack in the area close to the goal. It is self-evident that the closer you are to the goal, the easier it is to score. Even indirectly, Kim Min-jae is contributing to Napoli’s attack.
In this situation, the legends continue to praise. In particular, according to the Italian media ‘Prima TV’ on the 16th, Giovanni Francini, who was active in Naples until the early 1990s, mentioned Kim Min-jae.
According to the media, Francini added high praise, “Kalidou Coulibaly was the leader of Napoli. It is not easy to replace Koulibaly. He was replaced by Kim Min-jae. Congratulations to Giuntoli general manager.”