Monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Bayern Munich) made up for the disappointment of the last game.
Bayern Munich came from behind to win 2 to 1 in the second leg of the 2023-2024 European Champions League group stage against Copenhagen held at the Falken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 4th (Korean time). Bayern, who succeeded in two consecutive wins in the group stage, continued their record of 15 consecutive wins in the UCL group stage and an undefeated streak of 36 consecutive games. Copenhagen has 1 draw and 1 loss.
Kim Min-jae started as a starter that day and performed impeccably. Kim Min-jae was in crisis recently. Bayern recorded a 2-2 draw with Leipzig in the 6th round of the 2023-2024 German Bundesliga season held at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany on the 1st. Bayern continued its 6-game undefeated streak after opening with a draw on this day, but fell to 3rd place in the rankings. Bayern struggled on this day as their defense was shaky. Bayern gave up the first goal to Royce Offenda토토사이트 in the 20th minute of the first half, then allowed a goal to Castello Luceva six minutes later. Harry Kane’s penalty kick chase goal in the 12th minute of the second half and Leroy Janet’s equalizer in the 25th minute resulted in a draw.
On this day, Minjae Kim worked with Dayot Upamecano. He played the full 90 minutes, recording 2 tackles, 2 clearances, and 2 interceptions. The pass success rate was also 92%. Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics website, gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 6.5. The rating on Footmob, another statistical media, was 7.3. Minjae Kim recorded 11 recoveries, the most in the game on this day.
After the game, the spark flew to Minjae Kim. It was because of the point loss scene. In the scene where Offenda was given the first goal, Kim Min-jae followed to the end and tried to block the shot, but the shot was deflected off his foot and was sucked into the goal. In the second goal, Sven Ulreich’s miss was big. Kim Min-jae jumped in surprise at Ulreich’s miss, but the opponent had already shot. Minjae Kim raised his hands in disappointment.
Coach Thomas Tuchel said, “It took time to execute the plan and find space. There were too many mistakes. The game was too slow and static. There was also sloppy defense. But we got better in the second half. Our mentality, pace of play and fighting spirit were better. “We lost. That’s why we deserved to come back.” The German kicker said, ‘Coach Tuchel directly criticized Munich’s defensive duo Kim Min-jae and Upamecano in a situation where they conceded the first goal.’ According to the media, Tuchel is known to have criticized the two, saying, “Kim Min-jae had no reason to go one-on-one. Instead of protecting Kim Min-jae, Upamecano went out and gave him space.”
In this situation, even ‘German legend’ Lothar Matthaus joined in. Matthaus is a legend for Bayern and the German national team. He criticized through Sky Sports, “Kim Min-jae’s skills are not yet close to what we expected, and he is a factor of concern for Bayern.” He continued, “He needs to get used to the Bundesliga. I’m not saying Kim Min-jae is bad, but considering what he did in Italy, he hasn’t lived up to the expectations I have for him yet.”
This is an unusual criticism, considering that Mateus was pro-Kim Min-jae. He stated in a personal column last June, before Kim Min-jae confirmed his move to Bayern, that ‘Kim Min-jae would be a really good transfer.’ Matheus said, ‘Kim Min-jae is a really good transfer. He had a fantastic season at Naples and for that reason alone he would be a great fit for Bayern.’ It was expected that Kim Min-jae, who joined Bayern in place of Lucas Hernández, would perform well.