‘Gave us the lead’ KIM misses crucial pass → Tuchel points out Kim’s mistake…”I lost my way”

August 8, 2023 | by

Kim Min-jae made a costly mistake in defense that led to the opening goal.

Bayern Munich defeated AS Monaco 4-2 in a preseason friendly in Unterhaching, Germany, on Aug. 8 at 0 a.m. ET. The Bavarians are now 3-1 in preseason.

With the start of the season just around the corner, it was encouraging to record a win in the final friendly, but disappointing to concede the opening goal. In the 27th minute, Kim Min-jae’s pass in Munich’s penalty box was misplayed by an opponent. Aleksandr Golovin’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper, but Monaco continued to attack. Eventually, Takumi Minamino found the back of the net off a pass from Ben Yedder. Unfortunately, Minamino’s shot went wide of Kim Min-jae.

Munich released an interview with head coach Thomas Tuchel on the club’s official website. “We did a lot of things right, but there are still things we can improve on. We started the game very well and should have taken the lead. But our mistakes led us a little bit astray.”

Kim Min-jae had a solid performance aside from his assist on the opening goal. According to soccer statistics outlet Couch Score, Kim has a rating of 6.9. According to Sofa Score, Kim had three clearances, one shot block, two interceptions, three tackles, 86 touches of the ball, and a pass success rate of 89% (65 out of 73). His ground competition win rate was 100% (3 out of 3).

Kim Min-jae wears a Munich shirt this summer. The Bavarians announced the signing of South Korean international defender Kim Min-jae from Napoli on the club’s official website on May 19. His contract runs until 2028 and he will wear the number 3 shirt.” The club announced the signing of Kim Min-jae.

After conquering Serie A in just one season, the Bavarians made it to the Bundesliga. Kim was a “wall” of defense all season long. Napoli reached the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinals for the first time in the club’s history and won the Scudetto, 33 years after Maradona. A key player in the title run, Kim was named Serie A’s best defender and the Serie A team of the season.

Kim possesses many of the traits that center backs are looking for today. He’s 6-foot-2 and has the speed to match any striker. For a team that plays high up the line like Munich, the space behind the defense is always a concern. Kim Min-jae is quick on his feet and can cover a lot of ground. He is a great resource for Munich’s tactics. He also has a good build-up game. He can build up from either left or right center back, and he can also convert long kicks.

In addition, Kim Min-jae has experience in both the back and the front. Munich’s Tuchel uses both a back three and a back four. Since his arrival at Munich last season, Tuchel has mostly used the latter, but he has also used the former in his coaching career. Kim Min-jae had experience playing at the back at Fenerbahçe and was a solid backup for the South Korean national team and Napoli as part of the back four.

He was expected to do well under Tuchel. The local media also predicted that Kim would be a starter. German outlet Kicker wrote: “There is a very good chance that the main backline for Bayern Munich in 2023-24 will be Kim Min-jae and Der Licht. The Upamecano will have to win the hearts of the coaching staff with their performances to make it into the top 11.”

He was not given much time during the preseason. This was more out of respect for Kim than because he had lost out in the competition for a starting spot. Before joining Munich, Kim spent three weeks in an army training center for basic military training. It must have been difficult for him to stay in shape during that time. Kim missed the game against Manchester City, but started and played the first half in the next two games 메이저놀이터.

Last season, Munich won the league title but came up short. They have been dominant in the Bundesliga in recent years, but last season they were outclassed by Dortmund. After losing the league title to Dortmund, Munich fired Julian Nagelsmann and hired Tuchel. Tuchel’s arrival saw the club aim for a treble, but they had to settle for the league title.

The Bavarians have been looking to improve on last season’s disappointment. They brought in Kim Min-Jae, Konrad Reimer, and Rafael Guerrero. They are also pursuing Harry Kane, but a deal with Tottenham is unlikely to be easy. With Kim Min-jae, Munich is looking to win the treble again. The key will be for Kim to get up to speed quickly in his new home.


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