Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) is interested in whether it will help ‘monster defender’ Kim Min-jae (Naples), who recently complained of fatigue while the Korean national soccer team coach is leaving for a European inspection.
According to an official from the Korea Football Association on the 5th, coach Klinsman left for the United States on the 2nd after watching a professional soccer K-League match last weekend.
Coach Klinsman plans to go to Europe after spending a week with his family in the U.S. and meet European players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae, and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca).
Among them, the most attention-grabbing is the visit to Naples, Italy, where a meeting with Kim Min-jae is scheduled.
Kim Min-jae, who made his professional debut with Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K-League 1 and went through Beijing Guoan (China) and Fenerbahce (Turkey), and wore a Napoli uniform last summer, is considered an irreplaceable resource along with Son Heung-min in the national team.
Kim Min-jae, who was knocked out of the 2018 Russia World Cup due to an unexpected injury, participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup for the first time and played with Korea in the round of 16.
Kim Min-jae shocked the team by making remarks suggesting that he would retire from the national team after a series of matches against Colombia (2-2 draw) and Uruguay (1-2 loss) during the A match in March. 스포츠토토
Afterwards, Kim Min-jae came out and explained himself, and it ended as a happening, but it is clear that Kim Min-jae is greatly shaken mentally and physically as he goes back and forth between his team and the national team.
In fact, Kim Min-jae, who boasted an iron-clad defense in Naples this season, conceded a total of 4 goals in 2 A-matches, and lost 0-4 in the first game he played after returning to his team, AC Milan.
Kim Min-jae is not alone in conceding points, but he has conceded eight goals as a defender in just a few weeks.
In the process, as rumors of a feud with senior national team members such as Son Heung-min were raised, the gaze toward Kim Min-jae became even hotter.
This also ended in a happening, but you don’t know when the fire will re-ignite again.
This is not the first time Kim Min-jae has complained of difficulties in his national team life.