Kim Min-jae was evaluated as the most outstanding player among non-European players this season.
On the 29th (Korean time), Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics media, selected and introduced the best 11 composed of players who played a big role in the 5 major European leagues in the 2022-23 season. Kim Min-jae was included in the non-European best 11 as a defender with an active performance of 7.15 points.
Napoli, led by Kim Min-jae, has conceded only 16 goals in 27 Serie A games this season, recording the lowest number of goals in the league. With a record of 23 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses (71 points), Napoli is leading the league by 19 points ahead of second-place Lazio (52 points), and is likely to win the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years. Napoli has also conceded only 6 goals in 8 games in the UEFA Champions League this season, recording less than 1 goal per game, and is considered one of the favorites for the championship. Kim Min-jae, who won the Serie A Player of the Month award in September last year, was also nominated for the Serie A March Player of the Month award.
After the game against Uruguay on the 28th, Kim Min-jae appealed, “I’m just in a difficult and mentally broken state. I plan to focus only on my team. It’s hard in terms of football and physically, so now I want to focus only on my team.” .
On the 29th, when Kim Min-jae’s remarks led to controversy over the retirement of the national team, he posted on SNS on the 29th,안전놀이터 “I never took it for granted when I did not do my best while playing as a representative player, or when I was listed on the national team list as a starter in the national team game. Because of the injury, because of the long flight time, because there are many games, because the body is tired, there is no game that I did not work hard.” The story is the pressure on the pitch, the responsibility that I always have to do well, the disappointment when I conceded as a defender, I wanted to tell you that these things were difficult. I am receiving a lot of love, and I am well aware that I am a blessed player, and I think it is something I have to overcome. As a representative player, I would like to apologize once again to the fans and players who may have been disappointed by my lack of prudence and lack of maturity. Thank you to the fans who always support the national team and come to the field.”