Europe’s top defender Kim Min-jae’s humble team is doing well
Kim Min-jae (27) of Napoli in Serie A, Italy, humbly replied to the praise that he was the “best defender in Europe,” saying, “It’s because his team is doing well.”
Kim Min-jae interviewed UEFA on behalf of Napoli on the 11th ahead of the first leg of the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals against AC Milan (Italy) in San Siro, Milan, Italy, at 4 a.m. on the 12th (Korea Standard Time).
Regarding the secret of being considered the best defender in Europe, Kim Min-jae said, “It’s because Napoli is doing well. All the players, including me, are doing their best for the team. Fortunately, the results are coming out well,” he said, giving credit to his teammates.
Asked why the nickname “monster defender” was created, he said, “It’s a nickname I got from the K League. “I think they call me that because I’m strong and fast,” he replied.
Napoli are on a roll with Kim Min-jae this season. In the league, he recorded 24 wins, 2 draws, and 3 losses (74 points), widening the gap with second-place Lazio (58 points), surpassing the ninth-division ridge.
Kim Min-jae said, “I can’t imagine winning Serie A. “I will do my best until the end because I haven’t got the final result yet,” he said adding, “Whenever the players go out, many fans flock to ask for pictures.” The city of Naples is already in the mood for victory,” he said.
It has also advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time since its foundation, and is reaching the semifinals with a breakthrough 토토사이트 인증업체
Kim Min-jae said, “People around me are looking forward to winning the UCL, but first of all, I will focus all my attention only on blocking the opponent’s score (in the AC Milan match).”