Unlike Kim Min-jae, who is showing great success every day, Naples senior Kalidou Koulibaly is being criticized one after another.
Napoli won 5-1 against Juventus in the 18th round of Serie A in the 2022/23 season held at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy on the 14th (Korean time).
On this day, Kim Min-jae, who started as a central defender along with Amir Rahmani, recorded the most passes and the most tackles while playing full-time. Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 6.9. It was the third best on the team and the highest rating among the defenses.
After the match, Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti praised Kim Min-jae, saying, “Kim Min-jae and Rahmani are not afraid to play in open spaces. In a loose ball situation, they run towards the ball. They are very good defenders.” 메이저놀이터
Kim Min-jae, who wore the Napoli uniform this season, has been active since joining the club and quickly established himself as a key center back. He is perfectly filling the void left by Koulibaly, who moved to Chelsea.
Britain’s 90min listed Kim Min-jae in the Serie A Best 11 list last year and said, “Thanks to Kim Min-jae’s outstanding performance, half of the Napoli fans would have forgotten that Koulibaly even existed.”
Unlike Kim Min-jae, Koulibaly is not receiving good reviews. In the league match against Fulham on the 13th, he started as a center back and scored a goal, but the team lost 1-2 and received criticism.
According to British Metro, former Premier League striker Ian Wright said, “I don’t know how a player like Koulibaly can be so weak. Currently, Koulibaly looks very nervous and insecure at Chelsea.”
Koulibaly, who once dominated Serie A, failed to settle down successfully in Chelsea, and his presence in Naples is gradually fading with the appearance of Kim Min-jae.