‘Rating last place vs. 4th place in the team’ Kim Min-jae, against Salernita ‘Mixed ratings’

‘Iron Pillar’ Min-jae Kim played full-time and prevented the match against Salernitana without conceding a goal, but the evaluation of the match was mixed. 

Napoli won 2-0 in an away match against Salernitana in the 19th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022/23 season held at Stadio Arechi in Salerno, Italy on the 22nd (Korean time). 

With this victory, Napoli rose to 50 points and widened the gap with AC Milan, who played one less game, by 12 points. 

In the first half of extra time, Napoli scored the first goal with a right-footed kick by right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo, who rushed the ball that Andre Frank Zambo Anguisa passed to the other side after passing a 2-1 pass from the left side of the penalty area.

Then, in the 3rd minute of the second half, when winger Elif Elmas kicked with his right foot from the left edge of the penalty area, it hit Salernita or the right goal post and fell in front of the goal, and Serie A leading scorer Victor Osimen lightly kicked it with his right foot to score.

Kim Min-jae played as a starter and played all 90 minutes of the first half as the starting center back.

Kim Min-jae showed off his rising skills by completely blocking Salernita or the attacking line, but in the 44th minute of the first half, Krzychev Piatek’s pass followed by a counterattack by Bulaye Dia, and he received a warning.  바카라

Kim Min-jae succeeded in 136 out of 146 passes in the game, showing a pass success rate of 93 percent.

This was the highest among the 22 starting players for both teams. Kim Min-jae also attempted 2 tackles and succeeded in all of them, and also contributed greatly to the team’s scoreless victory by finishing 3rd overall with 8 recoveries. 

However, despite his success, the ratings of the media about Kim Min-jae were mixed. 

Italian media stumbled upon the fact that Kim Min-jae was warned and gave him the lowest rating within the team. 

The Italian media, Gazzetta dello Sport, gave Kim Min-jae the lowest rating in the team, 5.5 points, and said, “Piatek’s pass judgment error that led to a warning is a serious mistake as an experienced player. It could happen. However, Kim Min-jae did not give up the number of other cases.” 

Gazeta awarded Amir Rahmani, who formed a center back duo with Kim Min-jae, 6 points, and Osimen, who succeeded in scoring, 7 points.

Most of the Napoli players were given 6 and 6.5 points, but Kim Min-jae was given a harsh evaluation. 

‘Naples Magazine’, a local media in Naples, also rated Kim Min-jae as the lowest.

Napoli Magazine gave Kim Min-jae and Rahmani the lowest score of 6, and said, “I received a warning for a late tackle” in reference to Kim Min-jae. 

On the other hand, soccer statistics sites sided with Kim Min-jae. 

Futmob, a soccer statistics company, gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 7.9. This is fourth on the team behind Di Lorenzo, who scored the winning goal, Jambo Anguisa, who recorded an assist, and left-back Mario Hui. 

Osimen, who scored an additional goal, and goalkeeper Alex Meret, who recorded two decisive saves, also received 7.9 points, the same as Kim Min-jae. 

Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, also acknowledged Kim Min-jae’s contribution to defense. Kim Min-jae was given a rating of 7.0 and evaluated as the 5th best field player after Osimen, Jambo Anguisa, Di Lorenzo, and Hui. 

Kim Min-jae, who received mixed reviews from various media despite his scoreless performance, is scheduled to play in a home game against AS Roma at 4:45 am on the 30th.