You’ve done your final rehearsal. Now the real competition begins.
Kim Min-jae started the preseason friendly against AS Monaco (France) at the Gennerally Sports Stadium in Unterhaching, Germany, on Aug. 8 (KST) and played a total of 63 minutes, including 18 minutes in the second half.
This is the first time Kim Min-jae has appeared in the second half. Kim started the Japan tour’s preseason friendly against Kawasaki Frontale in Tokyo, Japan, on March 29 and only played until halftime. The same was true for the match against Liverpool in Singapore on February 2. Thomas Tuchel has split the minutes almost evenly between his four center backs – Kim Min-jae, Matthias Der Licht, Dayo Upamecano, and Vincent Favre. In pre-season, the focus was on getting them as close to the same amount of time as possible to improve their fitness and match fitness.
This time was different. Unlike Pavard, who started alongside Kim, who was replaced by Der Licht at halftime, Kim played the full 18 minutes in the second half.
Unlike the previous two matches, the performance was decent. While the team’s tactics often called for Fabar to get forward and contest or cut off the ball, Kim used his explosive pace to cover the vast space behind him and prevent the opposition from counterattacking. Kim frequently clashed with Japanese forward Takumi Minamino, with Kim winning most of the battles. In the 27th minute, the physical Mohamed Kamara was pushed down in a tussle with Kim Min-jae. This was a great example of Kim’s power.
He started the attack with his trademark accurate passes, but he also had a flaw. In the 29th minute, he made a sloppy pass inside the penalty box and lost the ball to Aleksandr Golovin. Golovin’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, but he conceded on the ensuing play. Minamino collected a pass from Wissam Ben Yedder inside the penalty box and fired a left-footed shot that Kim Min-jae was unable to defend, and the ball found the corner of the net. It was an uncharacteristic play for Kim Min-jae, who rarely makes mistakes.
Despite the costly mistake in the first half, Tuchel kept Minjae on for the second half to work with Der Licht. Considering that this choice was made in the last game of the preseason, it shows that Tuchel has Minjae in mind as a starter. It could be seen as a vote of confidence in Kim, or it could be a test to see if he can handle the second half.
Kim joined the team on March 19 after undergoing basic military training in June and July. It had only been about three weeks since he had practiced properly and gotten to know his new teammates. Despite his first big mistake, Tuchel’s trust in Kim will not be easily rewarded. Kim, who was named the best defender in the Italian Serie A last season, still has a good chance of earning a starting spot.온라인카지노
Bayern Munich will play RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup on Sept. 13 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. This is Bayern Munich’s first official match of the 2023-2024 season. Depending on whether he starts this game or sits on the bench, Kim’s prospects for the new season could be mixed.