There were no defensive mistakes… ‘8 successful aerial contests’ Kim Min-jae, ‘the highest point in the team’ despite defeat
Minjae Kim showed good performance in offense and defense and received the highest score in the team despite the loss.
Napoli lost 0-1 to Lazio in the 25th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (Korean time) on the 4th. Napoli kept first place (65 points), but allowed second place Lazio (48 points) to chase.
It was a performance that was not typical of Naples. Coach Maurizio Sarri, who had rarely been able to beat his ‘parent team’ since his arrival at Lazio, found a trick. Lazio consistently harassed Napoli players with close-to-man marking pressure, and Napoli failed to respond appropriately.
In the end, it collapsed in one blow. In the 22nd minute of the second half, Napoli allowed a wonder goal from Matthias Vesino and knelt down against Lazio. With this, Napoli had to pause their march towards the top of the league by ending their 8-game winning streak and 7-game winning streak in official competitions.
Still, Kim Min-jae shone. Kim Min-jae performed well as a defender, blocking Sergei Milinkovic-Savich’s shot with his body in the 20th minute of the first half and counterattacking by winning the second ball in the extra time of the second half. He was fine offensively as well, attempting a crucial header despite being blocked by the goalkeeper.
The numbers also prove Kim Min-jae’s performance. Kim Min-jae made the most touches (163 times) and passes (146 times) on the team that day, and boasted a 100% aerial competition success rate (8/8 times). He was largely impeccable in other areas as well, including two clearings and two successful long passes.
The local media also knew this. Almost all Italian media comforted Kim Min-jae, who suffered the pain of defeat, by giving him the highest score in the team.
Italy’s ‘Tuto Mercato Webb’ gave Kim Min-jae 6.5 points and said, “The shot that was close to scoring was blocked by Provedel’s miracle,” mentioning his offensive contribution, while saying, “Like everyone else, he is an authority on Ciro Immobile.” He praised the defensive ability that blocked the strikers. Italy’s ‘Sky Sports’ also gave Kim Min-jae 6.5 points.
‘Casa Napoli’, a local newspaper in Naples, also told Kim Min-jae, “He blocked Milinkovic-Savich’s shooting well. He rushes unconditionally when the opponent comes within the defensive range. Kim Min-jae took care of even a single mistake he made,” to Min-jae Kim. 7 points, the highest on the team. 카지노사이트