Bayern Munich director Christoph Röntgen has nothing but love for Kim Min-jae.
In an interview with Germany’s Sport Bild on Friday (July 15), the Bavarian spoke about the club’s future plans and heaped praise on Kim. “I’m a big fan of Kim, who brings a great mentality to the team,” he said, while praising the summer signings.
“Harry Kane has settled in perfectly, he’s a leading player and a superman-like goalie. Konrad Reimer is also doing really well and has quickly established himself. Rafael Guerrero has been injured a lot so far, but I think he will bring us a lot of happiness in the future.”
Shortly after Kim’s move to Munich, he earned the full trust of head coach Thomas Tuchel, but was not well-received in Germany. According to Germany’s Sky Sports, “Kim Min-jae, who joined Munich from Napoli for €50 million this summer, needs to adapt to Munich and the German Bundesliga. So far, he hasn’t been one of the best performers on the pitch.”
Every time he made a mistake, the media was all over him. In the second round of the DFB Pokal Cup (round of 32) against Saarbrücken (third division), when he gave away a goal in the buildup, German newspaper SPOX pointed out that “Kim played a crucial role in Munich’s elimination from the cup competition. He made a sloppy pass to Frans Krechtich, which led to the goal.”
When Kim also made a mistake in a Bundesliga match against Heidenheim, Germany’s Euro Sport said, “Kim made the most passes in the Munich squad. He was almost invisible at Napoli. Since arriving in Munich, he has an average pass success rate of 93% and is second in the Bundesliga in passes with 990, behind only Granit Xhaka (1009). However, misses have been the source of goals, and after the loss to Saarbrücken, Tuchel criticized Kim’s passing mistakes.”
It’s true that Kim can’t escape criticism for making mistakes. When you play for one of the best clubs in the world and you don’t perform well, you’re bound to be criticized. A transfer fee of €50 million is no small amount of money, so expectations are high.
However, there are certain factors that cannot be blamed solely on Kim Min-jae. The first is the team’s failure to take care of the player’s fitness. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Munich’s hierarchy and Tuchel are to blame for Kim’s continued abuse. 보스토토 주소
The Bavarians start every season on a treble quest to win the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal Cup, and UEFA Champions League (UCL). With a grueling schedule of more than 50 games a season, including cup competitions, it’s essential to have at least four center backs in the first team. That way, you’ll be able to fill in the gaps when someone is absent due to suspension or injury.