UEFA ‘KIM is the best defender in Europe’… Kim Min-jae said, “The team is really good”
Kim Min-jae pointed out Napoli’s performance, not his skills, as the reason he can be called the best defender in Europe.
Napoli is ahead of the first leg against AC Milan in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022/23 season, which will be held on the 13th at 4:00 am (Korean time) in San Siro, Milan, Italy.
Napoli, who reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, aims to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time against Milan. Napoli, who suffered humiliation from Milan with a crushing 0-4 defeat in the last league match, are expected to do their best in this Champions League match. 메이저사이트
The same goes for Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae, who emerged as the core of Napoli’s defense with his best performances this season, contributed greatly to the team’s run at the top of Serie A and the quarterfinals of the Champions League. However, in the last match against Milan, he failed to prevent the team from losing and showed a sluggish appearance, so he took a chance to make up for it in this match.
Because of this situation, UEFA also showed interest in Kim Min-jae. On the 11th, UEFA released an interview with Kim Min-jae through the official website.
Regarding the nickname ‘monster’, he first explained, “It’s a nickname I got when I first played professionally in the K-League. I think it came about because I have strong stamina and speed. Fighting against opponents in the stadium is really fun.
” How does it feel to be considered one of the best defenders in Europe?”
It can be seen that this was done because UEFA also judged that Kim Min-jae could be considered the best defender among the players currently playing in Europe.
In response to this question, Kim Min-jae emphasized his team’s performance along with his humble attitude. “I think I’m considered one of the best defenders in Europe because the current team is doing really well,” he said.
“First of all, the current team has reached the quarterfinals for the first time in history, and we are working hard to advance to the semifinals. That’s why we are focusing on preventing the opponent from scoring with better plays,” he said, focusing on the upcoming games rather than evaluating himself. added that there is
Regarding winning the league and the Champions League, Kim Min-jae said, “Every game is difficult, and you shouldn’t think about the semi-finals yet. First of all, you have to focus on the quarter-finals and play all matches as if they were finals. I can’t even imagine winning the Scudetto (Serie A). I’m going,” he said, expressing his desire to focus on the game rather than winning moments.
It is noteworthy how Kim Min-jae, who has grown into a recognized defender in Europe to the point of directly mentioning UEFA, will finish this season by focusing on the remaining games in the future.