I fell in love with Kim Min-jae. Mourinho, the ‘master’ who praised him again, said, “Fantastic defender.”
AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho (60), a “master”, once again praised “monster defender” Kim Min-jae (27, Naples).
According to a report by Areanapoli in Italy on the 29th, Mourinho praised Kim Min-jae as a fantastic player.
On the same day, Roma played an away match against Napoli in the 20th round of the league and lost 1–2. Even after a difficult 1-1 tie, his concentration at the last minute was shaken, allowing Napoli striker Giovanni Simeone to score the winning goal.
Mourinho’s iron wall defense, which completely blocked Roman attacks throughout the game, was also a concern for Mourinho. On the same day, Kim Min-jae won one aerial ball competition and made two tackles to succeed in both. Clearing is number 9. The success rate of passes was 93 percent. It was simply a perfect defense. The European soccer statistics site Fuscoard Dotcom also gave Kim the highest rating of 7.0 among defenders.
Rome’s world-class strikers Tammy Abraham and Paulo Dybala both failed to raise their attack points. He was tied to Kim Min-jae. Abraham, in particular, failed to shoot once. Dybala made one shot but missed the goal post.
After the match, local reporters criticized Rome’s poor offense. Mourinho, however, had a different opinion. Napoli’s defense was solid, he praised it. Among them, Kim Min-jae was cited as a key player. Mourinho said: “Napoli has two strong, good, fast centre-backs. In particular, Kim Minjae is a fantastic player,” he praised.
Earlier, Mourinho highly praised Kim Min-jae’s ability. He also confessed that he attempted to recruit Kim Min-jae when he was Tottenham manager. He said, “Kim Min-jae’s former team Fenerbahce (Turkiye) wanted 10 million euros in transfer fee, but Tottenham offered only 5 million euros. “In the end, I failed to recruit him,” he recalled. Even after the game, Mourinho praised Kim Minjae once again.
Napoli, who won three points, is one step closer to winning the league title in 33 years. Currently, he has 17 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (53 points) and is leading the way. The gap with Inter Milan (40 points) is already wide. If there is no change, both Kim Min-jae and Napoli are expected to lift the trophy.