Even the ‘monster’ is tired. Minjae Kim (27, Bayern Munich) appears to be on the verge of hitting his limit.
Bayern Munich defeated Galatasaray 2-1 in the 4th game of Group A of the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage held at the Allianz Arena in Munich 먹튀검증사이트
Germany at 5 a.m. on the 9th (Korean time).
Munich, who won all four of their group matches, recorded 12 points.
With this, they secured first place in the group and secured a ticket to the round of 16 early on.
The gap with group 2nd place Copenhagen (4 points) widened to 8 points.
Harry Kane was the solution.
Munich struggled in the 38th minute of the first half due to Jamal Musiala’s injury, but won with Kane’s multiple goals at the end of the second half.
Kane roared by scoring a goal with his head in the 35th minute of the second half and another with his right foot in the 41st minute of the second half.
Kim Min-jae also started as a starter and played full-time for 13 consecutive games.
On this day, he also worked with Dayot Upamecano, who recovered from injury.
Kim Min-jae showed his presence by stealing the ball with a sliding tackle just two minutes after the game started.
From then on, he continued to cover a wide range and block the opponent’s attacks.
Kim Min-jae used quick judgment and positioning to prevent the ball from being thrown into the opponent’s attackers.
However, Munich’s performance itself was not good. At times, the entire defense wavered and faced a crisis due to Galatasaray’s fierce counterattacks.
The rear build-up using fullbacks and midfielders was also not smooth.
After partner Upamecano was replaced at a management level, Kim Min-jae’s shoulders became heavier.
Coach Thomas Tuchel brought in Upamecano and Konrad Reimer in the 27th minute of the second half.
Instead, central midfielder Leon Goretzka took on the role of center back.
The problem was that Kim Min-jae also showed signs of being tired.
In fact, even before the last Dortmund game, he showed signs of discomfort by grimacing his face and stretching his calves.
On this day too, my anxiety increased as I touched his legs and made movements to loosen his tight muscles.
In the end, he even provided an excuse for conceding a goal.
Kim Min-jae lost the speed competition to Cedric Bakambu in extra time in the second half and allowed a chasing goal.
He was so exhausted that he couldn’t even run properly. Of course, Bakambu was fast, but Kim Min-jae was unable to speed up at all.
In a way, it is natural. Kim Min-jae is playing in all games this season between Munich and the Korean national team.
He has played for over 1,300 minutes wearing the Munich uniform.
He played 869 minutes in 10 league games this season, 90 minutes in 1 DFB-Pokal match, 360 minutes in 4 UEFA Champions League (UCL) matches, and 44 minutes in 1 DFL-Super Cup match.
Total 1363 minutes. This is a level of abuse.
In any case, Kim Min-jae could not avoid harsh criticism as he showed disappointing defense.
Germany’s Abend Zeitung gave him a rating of 4, saying, “As soon as the game started, he made a successful tackle against Hakim Ziyech.
He showed good skills in the center, but was too slow when conceding a goal.”
‘RAN’ also said, “Kim Min-jae almost got hit by Mauro Icardi just before halftime, and the cover was too late.
Other than that, he was strong in the competition with the opponent and blocked the opponent’s counterattacks every time.
However, he was in a deep sleep when he conceded a goal.
A rating of 4 was given. In the German rating, 1 is the highest score and 5 is the lowest score.