‘Master Chief’ Jose Mourinho (60), AS Roma coach, once again praised ‘monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples).
According to a report from Italy’s Arenanapoli on the 30th (Korean time), manager Mourinho praised Kim Min-jae as a fantastic player.
On this day, Roma played an away game against Napoli in the 20th round of the league and lost 1-2. Even after making a difficult 1-1 tie, Napoli striker Giovanni Simeone lost his concentration in the last minute and allowed the winning goal.
Kim Min-jae’s iron wall defense, which perfectly blocked Roma’s attack throughout the game, was also a concern for Mourinho. On this day, Kim Min-jae won one aerial contest and attempted two tackles, all of which were successful. Clearing 9 times. The pass success rate was 93%. It was a perfect defense. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, also gave Kim Min-jae the highest rating of 7.0 among defenders.
On this day, Roma’s world-class strikers Tammy Abraham and Paulo Dybala both failed to increase their attack points. It was tied tightly to Kim Min-jae. Abraham, in particular, failed to land a single shot. Dybala tried one shot, but it missed the target. 토토사이트
After the match, local reporters pointed out Roma’s meager offensive power. But Mourinho had a different idea. He praised the solid defense of Napoli. Among them, Kim Min-jae was selected as a key player. Mourinho said, “Napoli have two strong, good and fast centre-backs. In particular, Kim Min-jae is a fantastic player.”
Previously, coach Mourinho highly evaluated Kim Min-jae’s ability. He also confessed that he tried to recruit Kim Min-jae when he was Tottenham manager. He recalled, “Kim Min-jae’s former team Fenerbahce (Turkiye) wanted a transfer fee of 10 million euros (about 13 billion won), but Tottenham only offered 5 million euros (about 7 billion won). In the end, the recruitment failed.” . Even after the game, coach Mourinho praised Kim Min-jae again.
With 3 points, Napoli moved one step closer to winning the league for the first time in 33 years. Currently, they are in the lead with 17 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (53 points). The gap with second place Inter Milan (40 points) has already widened significantly. If there is no change, both Kim Min-jae and Napoli are expected to lift the championship trophy.