There was controversy over abuse at his team Bayern Munich, but the ‘Korean monster defender’ did not care.
He was satisfied with leading the team to a scoreless victory in front of domestic fans wearing the Taegeuk symbol. 토토사이트
Kim Min-jae started as a central defender in the home game against Singapore (155th in FIFA) in the first leg of Group C of the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup Asia Region 2nd qualifying round held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 16th and played full-time as a central defender, leading the team to 5-5. 0 led to a major victory.
Singapore’s offensive line, led by ‘naturalized Korean player’ Song Eui-young, launched several sharp counterattacks
but was helpless in front of the ‘iron wall’ Kim Min-jae.
During the game, he collided strongly with Song Eui-young and touched his calf for a moment
making everyone nervous, but he soon forgot the pain and ran on the ground with all his might.
Thanks to this, Korea struggled against Singapore’s dense defense
but won by five goals thanks to Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal in the 44th minute of the first half
followed by a relay shot by Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo, and Lee Kang-in in the second half.
Kim Min-jae, who met in the joint coverage area immediately after the game, said, “I want to attach meaning to the fact that we won
and I also want to attach meaning to the fact that we did not concede a goal.
Regarding the issue of ‘overwork,’ he said, “I’ve said this repeatedly: I think it’s better to run than not to run.
We need to adapt and manage well so that our concentration does not break,” he emphasized.
Regarding the offensive team’s struggle with the opponent’s dense defense in the early part of the first half, he said, “It doesn’t matter what team you play, it’s the same when multiple people defend together,” and “I wasn’t worried because we had good players. “I just thought that if the defense held up well from behind, we would score one or two goals,” he said.
Korea will play its second away game against China on the 21st. Regarding China’s uniquely rough soccer, Kim Min-jae said, “Singapore is also a bit rough,” and “I think we will suffer if we do not play the same rough way in China. “Wouldn’t it be okay if we start rough on defense?” He played for Beizheng Guoan (China) before advancing to Europe.
He, who has recently formed a central defense combination with Jeong Seung-hyun (Ulsan), said, “We fit well. However, he got along well with all the players. “I try to do the same no matter who I play with,” he said emphatically.