From land-based defense to front-line counterattack with tremendous speed. Napoli won three precious points thanks to Kim Min-jae’s perfect defense.
Napoli won 2-1 against Roma in the 20th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022/2023 season held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 30th.
Kim Min-jae, along with Amir Rahmani, guarded Napoli’s rear. Kim Min-jae was a little shaken, such as overcoming the own goal crisis in the first half, but soon regained his composure. In the 17th minute of the first half, Napoli took a 1-0 lead when Victor Osimen calmly finished Hvica Kvarachhelia’s cross.
This is where Kim Min-jae’s defensive highlights began. Roma attempted a sharp cross play centered on Paulo Dybala and Tammy Abraham. Roma was the best pattern, but Kim Min-jae’s clearing continued to block it. Roma’s ‘ace’ Dybala was even caught on the relay screen as he lowered his head and sighed during the match. 안전놀이터
Kim Min-jae’s performance continued in the second half. In the 16th minute of the second half, he was directly involved in a counterattack situation with two strikers. Kim Min-jae shook the Roma defense with his tremendous speed. There was a rare scene where the defender shakes the defense. Irving Rossano, who was driving the ball, fired a shot, and although the opportunity did not come to Kim Min-jae, I was able to confirm Kim Min-jae’s tremendous attacking instinct.
Thanks to Kim Min-jae’s strong support from the back, Napoli won 2-1 with Giovanni Simeone’s golden goal in the 40th minute of the second half. Statistical media ‘whoscored.com’ gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7.0. The rating was also the highest for both teams’ defenses.
During the second half, there was a dizzying scene where Kim Min-jae grabbed his shoulder and collapsed, but Kim Min-jae clearly shows why he is the ace of Napoli.