Kim Min-jae received a good evaluation despite the team’s defeat.
Napoli lost 0-1 to Inter Milan in the 16th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 5th. With this, Napoli recorded their first loss of the season with 13 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (41 points). The leading position was maintained.
Inter Milan have released two tops Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku. The idea was to overwhelm Napoli in the height competition. With Dzeko staying at the forefront and Lukaku moving a lot, they tried to attract the Napoli defense. Inter Milan, which was lowering the line, showed a way to connect a pass directly to Dzeko or Lukaku when they caught the ball.
With Kim Min-jae firmly controlling Lukaku, Inter Milan’s attacks were canceled every time. Inter Milan’s attack was colorless as Lukaku had no presence in Kim Min-jae’s check. In the 11th minute of the second half, Inter Milan scored as Dzeko finished off a Federico Di Marco cross, but even after that, Lukaku was thoroughly blocked by Kim Min-jae.
Kim Min-jae was not only good at defense. He was also excellent in terms of build-up, recording a pass success rate of 90%, 13 successful passes to the offensive side, and 9 successful long passes. Although he failed to score and lost due to poor attack power and completeness of development compared to the first half, Kim Min-jae deserved praise. Amir Rahmani and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who worked with Kim Min-jae, needed to improve their performance.안전놀이터
Italy’s ‘Il Martino’ said, “Kim Min-jae definitely blocked Lukaku and stopped Nicolo Varella. He coped well with each situation. He gives confidence as a center back,” but scored 6.5 points, the highest rating among Naples players. Italy’s ‘Tuto Napoli’ also evaluated, “The defense was more shaken than at other times, but I can’t say anything negative about Kim Min-jae. He stood at the center of the defense and covered everywhere.”
Except for Kim Min-jae, the players seemed less relaxed. After suffering their first loss of the season in their first game after the restart, Napoli will face Sampdoria in the relegation zone in their next game. The next game is against Juventus, so we need to win and regain our confidence.