“Every game should be played like the final… The burden of winning Serie A and the Champions League is high”
Also explained the origin of the ‘monster defender’… “I got it from the K-League… Strong and fast”
“I think the reason why he is considered one of the best defenders in Europe is because his team is doing really well.”
This is how Kim Min-jae (Napoli)카지노사이트 responded to a question from the European Football Federation (UEFA), asking how he felt about being evaluated as a top European defender.
In an interview posted on the UEFA website on the 11th (local time), Kim Min-jae said, “For the first time in the club’s history, we reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL), and now we are trying to advance to the semifinals.” Most people just think about it,” he said.
He said, “People say that we are close to winning the league and there is a possibility of winning the UCL. That is the biggest burden for us.”
Napoli currently has 74 points from 24 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, and is on the verge of winning the Italian professional football Serie A.
The difference between second place Lazio (17 wins, 7 draws, 5 losses, 58 points) widened to 16 points.
If Napoli wins just 4 more wins from the remaining 9 games, it will lift the championship trophy on its own in 33 years.
UCL also succeeded in advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time since its foundation.
Standing at the center of this historical achievement, Kim Min-jae says he cannot relax.
Kim Min-jae emphasized, “All matches are not easy.
Regarding the upcoming league championship, he said, “Actually, I can’t imagine it well.”
UEFA also asked about the origin of the nickname ‘monster defender’. In response, Kim Min-jae replied, “It was a nickname I received when I started my professional life in the K-League. I think I got it because I was physically strong and fast. I enjoy competing on the ground.”
When asked about his murals that appeared in downtown Naples, Kim Min-jae said, “I haven’t seen them yet. I’ve received many pictures from his family and friends.”
In the match against AC Milan in the 7th round of Serie A in September of last year, Kim Min-jae kept a 2-1 victory with a ‘kick-off’.
With six minutes of added time in the second half, defending champions AC Milan launched a last-minute offensive, and Brahim Dias tried to finish the cross from Ismail Benacer with a header in the final attack.
It was a perfect scoring opportunity, but Kim Min-jae, who appeared out of nowhere, stretched out his left foot and blocked the shot.
Last October, local artist Juan Pablo Jimenez painted this scene as a mural.
Kim Min-jae said, “I feel that I am so highly regarded in Naples and that people love me. I feel honored.
“I think I did my best in every game. All players played for the team and achieved good results,” he added. “I am not the only one who is loved. We are loved and I am the only one among them.”