Kim Minjae injury fighting spirit, his team Napoli club is worried
Italy’s Serie A Napoli club is anxious to watch Bento’s defender Kim Min-jae (26, Naples) fight against injury. This is due to concerns that he could be injured through the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup.
Football Italy quoted local media La Republica on the 30th (Korea Standard Time) and said, “The Napoli club is worried about Kim Min-jae’s injury.”
Football Italy reported, “Kim Min-jae is one of Naples’ best stars this season,” adding, “The club is anxious because he is known to have been injured after South Korea lost to Ghana.”
Kim Minjae, an irreplaceable resource behind the Korean national team, is also absolutely trusted by head coach Paulo Bento in this tournament.
He played full time in his first group match against Uruguay (0-0 draw) on the 24th, and his participation in the match against Ghana on the 28th was unclear due to pain in his right calf.
However, Kim Minjae, who started the game against Ghana through treatment and recovery, was not replaced by Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka) until extra time in the second half.
First of all, Kim Minjae participated in the recovery training of the Korean national team on the 29th, and it was found that he was not seriously injured by cycling and warming up.
Unless there is a big problem, he will definitely play in the third group match against Portugal on December 3.
On the other hand, Napoli club is increasingly worried about Kim Min-jae’s physical condition. This is because if Kim Min-jae, the center of the team’s defense this season, is injured in the World Cup, a big gap cannot be avoided.
Football Italia said, “Kim Min-jae was recruited through the summer transfer market as a substitute for Kalidou Coulibaly (Chelsea), and as soon as he came, he proved his amazing defense skills.”
“(Kim Min-jae) is a key player for Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti. “In the second half, Naples will play a leading role in moving toward the championship,” he added.
“Kim Min-jae played almost full-time with a calf injury until the 92nd minute after losing 2-3 against Ghana,” the media said. “The Korean national team is also closely monitoring his condition.” “The Napoli club is also somewhat worried because they don’t want to lose the team’s pillar,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Napoli is leading the Serie A in the 2022-23 season with 13 wins and 2 draws (41 points), beating second-ranked AC Milan (33 points). After the World Cup break, Napoli will play away against Inter Milan, the favorite team to win, on January 5 next year.