Local media in Germany highly evaluated Kim Min-jae’s skills, but expressed regret over his performance this season.마카오토토
German media AZ gave a rating to Bayern Munich’s defense on Wednesday after evaluating its performance in the first half of this season. The media reported that Bayern Munich’s defense has been like a rollercoaster since it won three titles in 2020. Bayern Munich’s defense is an area that has been pointed out as a problem so far. It also pointed out that Bayern Munich’s strong defense has revealed mistakes that are hard to explain. “There are different opinions on the Bayern Munich defense this season. The Bayern Munich defense has had mixed reviews in recent years.”
“Kim Min-jae has all the necessary conditions to become the best center back in the world,” AZ said of Kim Min-jae, “But Kim Min-jae sometimes makes mistakes. He loses in ball competitions due to his lack of concentration. Kim Min-jae should constantly show that he is helping Bayern Munich.”
Kim Min-jae’s center back teammate Upamecano said, “Sometimes he shows world-class performance, but sometimes he makes inexplicable mistakes. Upamecano’s performance was good during the first half of this season, but everything went wrong in the match against Frankfurt and Bayern Munich suffered a 1-5 defeat.” In addition, De Ligt, who struggled with repeated injuries this season, said, “He often suffers injuries, but Ligt missed 11 games during the first half of this season due to knee injuries.”
While Bayern Munich is suffering from a shortage of center backs, Kim Min-jae started all Bundesliga matches played by Bayern Munich this season and played as a key defender. Bayern Munich finished the first half of this season in the league with 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (38 points). Bayern Munich, which has lost 15 goals in 15 Bundesliga matches this season and is ranking second in the league, suffered a shocking 1-5 defeat in the 14th round of the Bundesliga in the 2023-24 season against Frankfurt last month. Bayern Munich continued its unbeaten run in the group league in this season’s UEFA Champions League and advanced to the round of 16 as the No. 1 player in Group A. Bayern Munich is trying to win the UEFA Champions League title for the first time in four years since the 2019-20 season.
Amid favorable comments on Kim Min-jae’s performance this season in Germany, Kim Min-jae was listed as one of the best 11 players in the first half of the Bundesliga by German media outlet 90min. European soccer statistics media Fuscoord also named Kim Min-jae one of the best 11 players in the first half of this season. The Bundesliga secretariat said, “Kim Min-jae has been proven to be a great recruitment for Bayern Munich.”