“A clean sheet is better than a missed goal.”
Kim Min-jae (Napoli) says a clean sheet is more valuable than a missed goal, even if it was “taken away” by an own goal.
Kim Min-jae started and played the full match against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 13. With “captain” Son Heung-min on the bench due to a groin injury, Kim, who was named “interim captain,” helped the team to a 4-0 shutout victory with his trademark iron-clad defense.
There were moments of disappointment. In the 22nd minute, Lee Kang-in’s left-footed corner kick was headed in by Kim Min-jae, who was part of the attack and was left behind by the defense. The ball hit the foot of opposing defender Yasin Meria and went into the goal. The score was later corrected to an own goal.
“A clean sheet is even better,” Kim laughed.
When asked about the pressure of wearing the captain’s armband, he smiled, “It was temporary, so there was no pressure.”
It’s hard not to have fitness issues. Playing league games for your club, as well as competitions and national team games. And then traveling 토토사이트 overseas again. “It’s hard for all players,” says Kim Min-jae. The players who went to the Asian Games and the players who played in the K-League are all tired, but they are all doing well.”
Finally, he said, “I joined the team after the Vietnam War. We had this schedule last year as well. It’s important to take good care of your body and play the season without injuries.”