National soccer team defender Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) led coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s first win with his defensive defense against Saudi Arabia. Kim Min-jae, who sparked controversy about his retirement from the national team in an interview last March, appears to have made atonement by securing his first win at Klinsmann.온라인카지노
Kim Min-jae played in both halves of the international match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the 13th (Korean time) and secured a 1-0 win.
The day didn’t start well. Kim Min-jae brought on a crisis by making a mistake with a forward pass in the 14th minute of the first half. Starting from Kim Min-jae’s mistake, the atmosphere shifted towards Saudi Arabia, and with Saudi Arabia’s intensive offensive that followed, Korea overcame the crisis of conceding goals.
As the first half ended with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jo Gyu-seong’s first goal, Kim Min-jae began to show his skills in the second half.
Kim Min-jae delivered an exquisite penetration pass targeting Son Heung-min in the 3rd minute of the second half. Although it did not result in a goal, the pass from Kim Min-jae to Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong was one of the highlights of the game that day.
In the 4th minute of the second half, a play that Kim Min-jae showed during his Naples days came out. Kim Min-jae stole the ball from a Saudi player through forward pressure and boldly dribbled to the goal line, resulting in a corner kick.
As Saudi Arabia went on the offensive for an equalizer in the 10th minute of the second half, Kim Min-jae stopped the Saudi attack with a clever de-pressurization and forward pass.
In the extra time of the second half, when Saudi Arabia’s offensive was at its peak and there was concern that they might give up an equalizer, Kim Min-jae showed an aggressive play by throwing his body at the opponent. This was a part where he showed his determination not to concede goals.
As a result, Kim Min-jae was able to atone for the controversy surrounding his retirement from the national team and the resulting noise that arose in an interview during the A-match call last March.
After losing a friendly match against Uruguay in March, Kim Min-jae told reporters, “I am mentally broken. I want to focus on my team rather than the national team,” sparking controversy over his retirement from the national team. Although Kim Min-jae later apologized, his interview remarks at the time served as the epicenter of rumors of discord within the national team.
In a situation where the controversy has not died down, Kim Min-jae received basic military training during two international matches in June. With Kim Min-jae missing, Klinsmann continued to perform poorly, with only 1 draw and 1 loss.
Kim Min-jae, who was in good spirits after transferring from Naples to Bayern Munich, put to rest rumors of discord by attending training again in a bright mood when he was called up to the national team. Next, Minjae Kim showed his fighting spirit in the match against Saudi Arabia and secured Klinsmann’s first win.
Attention is focused on whether Kim Min-jae, who showed a dedicated attitude as a member of the Klinsmann Ho team, can re-establish himself as the core of the defense and lead Korea to victory in next year’s Asian Cup in Qatar.