Central defender Kim Min-jae (Napoli) of the Korean national soccer team refuted rumors of discord within the national soccer team as unfounded.
On the 31st, Min-jae Kim’s agency Orange Ball said, “It is not true that Min-jae Kim expressed his discomfort with a certain player in a meeting with the Korea Football Association.” But it’s not true,” he said.
The national soccer team’s main defender Kim Min-jae met with reporters after the evaluation match against Uruguay on the 28th and said, “I’m a little broken mentally. I will pay more attention,” he said.
Some of Kim Min-jae’s remarks suggested the possibility of ‘retirement from the national team’, and some fans raised their voices of criticism by interpreting it as meaning that he was focusing on his team rather than the national team.
As the misunderstanding grew, Kim Min-jae said on his SNS on the 29th, “I am posting because the meaning of hardship was misrepresented.” “I never took it for granted and never did my best. There has never been a game where I didn’t work hard because I had residual injuries, because I had to fly long, or because I was physically exhausted because there were so many games. I gave everything and ran to my death.” conveyed his sincerity.
In this situation, a domestic media outlet reported, “According to a soccer official, Min-jae Kim once expressed his feelings about playing with a certain senior during the Qatar World Cup.” In response, some have raised rumors of a feud between Kim Min-jae and Son Heung-min.
However, the Orange Ball claimed,안전놀이터 “The report was published by a specific person and is not true.” “Kim Min-jae has been constantly communicating with officials from the Korea Football Association’s national team support team on various topics, but it is not a sharing of internal problems with the national team.” .
Meanwhile, national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann plans to visit Naples in April and meet Kim Min-jae in person. An official from the Korea Football Association said, “It seems that Kim Min-jae said this because he lost the game he wanted to win and it didn’t work out like he wanted to.”