‘Monster Defender’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) expressed his feelings about the ‘Kim Min-jae Street Mural’ that appeared in downtown Naples.
‘Minjae Kim Mural’ was first known to the world in October of last year. It is said that Italian artist Juan Baplo Jimenez created it after being inspired by Kim Min-jae’s performance against AC Milan last September.
In an interview published on the website of the European Football Federation (UEFA) on the 11th (Korean time), Kim Min-jae said, “I couldn’t see it (in person) because I was in the city, but I received a lot of (mural) pictures from my family and friends.” and knowing that people love me is such an honor.” 바카라사이트
At the same time, Kim Min-jae said, “So he thinks he has to work harder when he wears the Napoli shirt.”
In this interview, conducted ahead of the first leg of the quarterfinals of the European Champions League in the 2022-2023 season with AC Milan, Kim Min-jae talked about Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti, the possibility of a scudetto, and being evaluated as the best defender.
Regarding Spalletti, “I think the manager’s strategic approach has an impact, but the decisive factor (success) is passion. I’ve never seen a manager like him from this point of view. His passion surpasses the players. Victory “The aspirations are great. Our team is very aggressive and doesn’t care about anything. I think this is also due to the influence of the coach.”
As of the 29th round of Serie A, Napoli is leading the league with 74 points. With 9 games left, the difference between Lazio (58 points) and second place is 16 points. Kim Min-jae said, “I can’t imagine it. Every time the players go out to the city, fans come running to take pictures. It shows how excited this city is.”
Napoli is also considered a strong contender for the title in the European Champions League. Kim Min-jae emphasized, “Every game is difficult. You shouldn’t think about the semi-finals already,” and emphasized that you have to do your best in every game, not only in Serie A but also in Europe, to achieve the desired results.
Regarding the interest from the big European clubs, Kim Min-jae showed humility, saying, “I think I’m considered one of the best defenders in Europe because the team is showing really good form.”
The first leg of the quarterfinals against Milan will be held in San Siro at 4 am on the 13th. The second leg will be held at Stadio Diego Maradona, Naples’ home stadium, on the 19th.