Friday Mar 31, 2023

“Fantastic” Min-jae Kim endured an eternity with 9 kicks

Reporter Lee Hyeong-joo = The time Kim Min-jae (SSC Napoli, 26) endured became the foundation for victory. 

SSC Napoli won 2-1 against AS Roma in the 20th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022/23 season held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Campania, Italy on the 30th (Korean time). Napoli won 4 league victories in a row, while Roma failed to win 3 league victories in a row. 

The match on this day was a derby of the sun, and the match unfolded without concessions. In terms of the level of play, it was one of the best matches in Serie A this season. 

Napoli did win, but it was by no means an easy victory. Naples also suffered from the Roman offensive. He endured it and came out victorious.

In particular, in the second half, the tactical battle between Roma coach Jose Mourinho (60) and Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti (63) aroused the fans’ eyes. 

The early part of the second half was, to put it mildly, perfectly the flow of Rome. This is because Stéphane El Sharawi, who was put in by Mourinho, exerted influence and pressured Napoli. Roma’s goal also came from El Sharawi in the 29th minute of the second half.  토토사이트

After making it 1-1, Napoli completely gave up the lead of the match to the opponent. Roma pushed Naples with a wave of attacks. However, in Napoli, there was Kim Min-jae who kicked all the balls thrown into his box. Napoli were able to prevent further runs. 

Like Mourinho’s mercenary skills that made the tie, Spalletti’s mercenary skills with Simeone also stood out. In the 40th minute of the second half, Giovanni Simeone (27) shook the net with a shot after a beautiful turn. In the end, Napoli’s victory was made. 

According to the Italian media ‘Arena Napoli’ on the same day, Mourinho added, “Napoli had two strong, good, and fast center backs. In particular, Kim Min-jae is a fantastic player.” 

On this day, Kim Min-jae recorded 9 kicks in the game alone, including when he was defensive. Thanks to Kim Min-jae, who showed dominance inside the box, Napoli was able to endure the eternity of time and eventually win. 


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