AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho highly praised Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) as an ‘iron pillar’.
Napoli won 2-1 in the 2022-2023 season Serie A round 20 home game against AS Roma held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Italy on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time).
In the game that day, Kim Min-jae started and digested full-time, tying up the opposing strikers. He appeared in numbers. Roma’s ace Dybala played as the right striker among the three tops, but only had one shot without an effective shot. Dybala has scored 7 goals in 14 league 메이저놀이터 appearances.
Lorenzo Pellegrini, who started as a left striker, also attempted a shot only once, but it was not an effective shot. Central striker Tammy Abraham did not produce a single shot at all.
According to Whoscored, a soccer statistics site, Kim Min-jae showed off his impregnable defense by recording 9 kicks and 2 shooting jerseys, the most among both teams.
The enemy commander also praised Kim Min-jae. He used a roundabout way of speaking. After the game, when asked if Dybala was disappointing, Mourinho gave a thumbs up, saying, “I don’t like talking about individual players,” but “Kim Min-jae is a great player.”
Director Mourinho also revealed an anecdote with Kim Min-jae at a press conference on the 29th. At the time, coach Mourinho was asked, “How many players are at the level of Dybala in Naples?” “There are no players at this level,” but “There are great players. I made two or three video calls, but I had to withdraw from the recruiting battle because I didn’t want to spend money on the club.”