The ‘enemy captain’ Torino coach also said, “Kim Min-jae, the best defender in the world”

The enemy commander also acknowledged it.

Napoli defeated Torino 4-0 in the 27th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Turin, Italy at 11:00 pm (Korean time) on the 19th. With this, Napoli finished with 23 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses (71 points), 19 points behind second place Lazio (52 points).

Kim Min-jae took the starting spot 바카라without fail. He formed a back four with Matthias Olivera, Amir Rahmani and Giovanni Di Lorenzo. Piotr Zielinski, Stanislav Lobotka, and Jambo Angusha were deployed in the midfield, and Hvica Kvarachhelia, Victor Osimen, and Irving Lozano were deployed in the attacking line. Lastly, Alex Meret put on his goalkeeper gloves.

This day was also a ‘wall’. Torino’s foremost striker, Antonio Sanabria, was tightly tied and controlled, and showed a stable defensive record, including 3 kicks, 4 interceptions, 3 recoveries, 1 successful tackle, and 3 successful ground contests. He led the rear build-up with a pass success rate of 90%, and his progressiveness was also noticeable.

Sanabria, against which Kim Min-jae faced, recorded 7 goals and 2 assists in the league and is the top scorer in Torino. However, when he met Kim Min-jae, he was silent. None of the 4 shots were effective. Although he hit the goalpost (not treated as valid) once, it was an unpredictable second ball situation. In addition, he showed a poor appearance with 25 ball touches, 2 offsides, and 4 failures in competition (6 attempts).

After the match, Turin coach Ivan Yuryrich evaluated the confrontation between Sanabria and Kim Min-jae, saying, “Sanabria played against Kim Min-jae, the world’s best defender, and it is normal that he barely touched the ball.”

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti also praised Kim Min-jae. He said, “I have never seen a player like Kim Min-jae in my life and career. It is difficult to find a player with this level of skill and quality. He is always aggressive and shows why he should play as a starter in every game.”

Meanwhile, Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport paid attention to Kim Min-jae’s ‘storm dribble’. In the 34th minute of the first half, Kim Min-jae, who caught the ball in the half-line camp, ran on the left line. He was so fast that it was difficult to catch him, even with two men trying to stop him. Kim Min-jae raised a cross from outside the penalty box. Regarding this, “Kim Min-jae seems to be boring in defense. So he disguised himself as a winger and sprinted nicely to the left line. He impressed with his easy acceleration,” he praised.

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