‘Just protection? No pass and first class’ Statistics media surprised Kim Min-jae’s ‘iron pillar’

Are you good at defending? It was not. Kim Min-jae’s passing was also top-notch in the league

[골닷컴] Reporter Park Moon-soo = ‘Korea’s Van Dyke’ Kim Min-jae proves his performance as the key to chasing down the Scudetto in Napoli.”

The hottest defender in Serie A this season is Napoli’s “Iron Pillar” Min-jae Kim.

The loss against Liverpool is disappointing, but Napoli have not lost a single defeat until November. He also showed fierce momentum, going on a 13-game winning streak until the game against Sassuolo.

Kim Min-jae is one of the leading figures in Napoli’s development. After the 2021/22 season, Napoli broke up with the main defender of the team Khalidu Kulibali, but Kim Min-jae, who replaced him, plays more and is responsible for the back of the team.

Kim Min-jae, who continued the trend, received the ‘Italian Serie A Player of the Month 2022/23 season for September’. He was recently chosen as player of the month by the Italian Players Association. That’s how good the performance is.

Since moving to Serie A, he has played 11 full-time games in 12 out of 12 matches so far. Napoli are also on an unbeaten run with 10 wins and 2 draws in the league. Praise and praise transmissions of legends known narrowly continue.

Based on ‘whoscore.com’, Min-jae Kim has an average rating of 7.32 points up to the last round, receiving the highest rating among Serie A centre-backs. He ranks 6th overall.

The details are good too. What stands out is the forward pass. According to ‘whoscore.com’ statistical indicators, Kim Min-jae averages 73.9 passes per game. It is not just a pass made from the back. In the case of Kim Min-jae, he showed a total of 324 forward passes, the most in Serie A. Of the total passes, only the forward pass rate reached about 39.9%. That is a high percentage.

On the other hand, Kim Min-jae’s Napoli is preparing for a match against Atalanta, 2nd in the league, at ‘Gevis Stadium’ on the morning of the 6th. The score is 5 points. There is still room, but a slip could damage the timetable for the second half.

Although Rahmani is missing, Kim Min-jae’s shoulders are heavy. It remains to be seen whether Kim Min-jae, who certifies Serie A first class in all indicators, will continue his upward trend against Atalanta.

Photo = Getty Images / Whoscore.com

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