Kim Min-jae only runs for 45 minutes and is out as a substitute. Why?
Napoli’s Kim Min-jae was replaced after playing only 45 minutes in the first half.
Napoli won 2-0 in the 17th round away match against Sampdoria in the 2022-23 season Serie A at Luigi Ferraris on the 9th (Korea Standard Time).
Napoli, which added three points, recorded 14 wins, two draws and one loss (44 points) in the season and succeeded in widening the gap with AC Milan and Juventus (37 points).
Kim Min-jae, who was named on the starting list, formed a central center back with Jo제o Zéjus instead of Amir Rachmani, who worked together against Inter Milan last time.
Napoli missed a PK chance in the 5th minute of the first half when Matteo Politano missed it, but Victor Osimen scored the first goal in the 19th minute of the first half. On top of that, as Sampdoria’s Thomas Rincoln was sent off, Napoli faced the second half with a numerical advantage.
At the same time as the kickoff in the second half, Napoli coach Luciano Spaletti put in Amir Rahmani without Kim Min-jae.
It was a very unusual move considering that the replacement of defenders, not strikers, was rarely made. As a result, the second half proceeded with doubts that Kim Min-jae might have been injured during the game.
Napoli also pressured Sampdoria in the second half and won a 2-0 easy victory when Elif Elmas scored a PK goal at the end of the second half.
Even after the game, Kim Min-jae’s physical condition became a hot topic. In response, Italian media ‘Dazen Italy’ said, “Kim Min-jae’s replacement is not due to injury. He said he was replaced by Amir Rahmani to manage his condition.
In fact, Kim Min-jae is not in his normal condition at the moment. Kim Min-jae, who was not in good shape at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, which just ended last month, did not perform well and focused on taking a rest and boosting his condition even after returning to the team. 안전공원
Napoli’s next game is against Juventus, which is competing for the lead. Juventus is trying to win the championship with its tight defense, which gives up only seven goals in the league’s minimum loss in 17 games this season.
Napoli also has a solid defensive wall with Kim Min-jae at the forefront, so the upcoming match against Juventus is likely to be played by one goal amid a breathtaking neck-and-neck race. In order to prepare for this, Spaletti has given Kim Min-jae a break and is fully prepared.