The atmosphere is that praise for Kim Min-jae (26), who is firmly defending Naples, is spreading beyond Italy to the world. Legendary Dutch defender Ruud Kroll joined the ranks of Kim Min-jae’s praise.
Kroll appeared on ‘Radio Kiss Kiss Naples’ on the 23rd (Korean time) and said, “Kim Min-jae is as safe as Fort Knox.” Fort Knox is a US Army base and means ‘iron fortress’.
“To me, Napoli look like a Scudetto candidate and one of the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League,” Kroll said during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt on the 22nd.
“Of course, Victor Osimen and other teammates have to avoid injuries and other problems, but Napoli are a great team right now and the world and the Netherlands are paying attention,” he said. “I really like Kim Min-jae. It doesn’t cause problems. It’s like Fort Knox, the safe.”
According to soccer statistics company Squawka, Min-jae Kim recorded the most touches on the day with 148 touches, and the number of successful passes was also the highest with 125. The pass success rate reaches a whopping 94.7%. Also, his record of 5 tackles, 7 clearings and 11 steals of possession was the highest among the players participating in the match. Squawka coined the phrase “Kim Most-Jae” because the key metrics were maxed out. Another soccer statistics company, Foot Mob, gave Kim Min-jae a rating of 8.7, the highest among both teams. 바카라
Also, according to Foot Mob, the average rating Kim Min-jae recorded during 22 Serie A games was 7.52, which is 7th in the entire league and 1st among defenders. It is narrowly ahead of the 7.49 his predecessor, Callie do Coulibaly, posted last season. On the 21st, Ivan Zazzaroni, editor-in-chief of Italian media Corriel Dello Sports, said, “Kim Min-jae is Europe’s best defender and crazy player. There are about 4 or 5 players who are above the level,” he praised.
Kroll is a legendary player who made his debut in 1968 and kept the Dutch defense until the 1980s. He was selected to the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team twice (1974, 1978) and in 1979 was named third at the Ballon d’Or (first with Kevin Keegan and second with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge).