The Italian media all praised Minjae Kim.
Napoli won a 2-0 win over Sassuolo in the 23rd round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Mapei Stadium in Sassuolo,안전놀이터 Italy on the 18th at 4:45 am (Korean time). Napoli added 3 points to widen the gap with 2nd place Inter Milan (44 points) to 18 points, keeping first place in the league (62 points).
Aces also shined. Leading the Napoli attack were Hvitsa Kvarachhelia and Victor Osimen. Kvarachhelia scored from the half-line in the 13th minute with an amazing solo play that overcame several defenses with dribbles. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Osimen used his physical strength to overcome the defensive interference and accurately kicked the ball between the goalkeeper and the goalpost from an angle.
Kim Min-jae was also great. Kim Min-jae blocked Sassuolo’s sharp counterattacks several times, contributing to Napoli’s three consecutive scoreless matches. In the 28th minute of the second half, Napoli’s attack continued with his tenacity to catch the ball that almost flowed outside the sideline in a set piece situation.
After the match, local media praise continued. ‘Calcio Napoli’ gave Kim Min-jae 6.5 points, saying, “As always, he fights and wins in tackles. Physically, he is better than everyone else.”
‘Corriere dello Sport’ gave Kim Min-jae and Amir Rahmani 6.5 points, saying, “The high rating for them has to do with this. Sassuolo tried sharp counter-attacks at some moments in the game (especially in the first half), but they They took good action and brought home a clean sheet once again. Together with Kvarachhelia-Osimen, they are the duo of the year.”
There were also 7 points. ‘Cult of Calcio’ awarded Kim Min-jae 7 points with the comment, “The Korean defender’s outstanding performance, which has recovered the ball countless times and contributed to his team’s aggressive movement at times.” ‘Calcionapoli 24’ also gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7, saying, “Kim Min-jae made a small mistake to induce Giotr Zielinski’s warning, but his performance in attack and defense in the 28th minute of the second half was excellent.”
Kim Min-jae proved to be the core of Napoli by receiving the highest score in the defense once again. With Kim Min-jae, Napoli moved one step closer to the top of the league for the first time in 33 years.