The reason why Kim Min-jae was replaced after 45 minutes was revealed.
Napoli defeated Sampdoria 2-0 in the 17th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy on the 9th at 2:00 am (Korean time). With this, Napoli firmly maintained its lead with 44 points (14 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss).
The visiting team, Napoli, put forward a 4-3-3 formation. Hvica Kvarazhelia, Victor Osimen, Matteo Politano, Jambo Angusa, Stanislav Lobotka, Elif Elmas, Mario Hui, Joao Jejus, Kim Min-jae, Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Alex Meret started.
Napoli took the lead through Osimen’s goal in the 19th minute. Hui crosses, and Osimen, who had penetrated the goal, shook the net as he reached out. And they had numerical superiority. In the 38th minute of the first half, Osimen tried to break through from the right side, but Thomas Rincon attempted a deep tackle. The referee immediately raised a red card.
Changes existed at the start of the second half. Napoli brought in Kim Min-jae through halftime and sent in Amir Rahmani. 97% pass success rate in the first half, 6 successful long passes, 7 offensive passes, 1 successful tackle, 2 clearances, 1 interception, 3 recoveries, 2 successful ground duels, 1 successful air duel, etc. Kim Min-jae, who defended with a sense of stability, suddenly came out and raised questions.
Napoli took the win with an extra goal in the second half. In the 33rd minute of the second half, while Elmas passed, the ball hit the defender’s hand. After an on-field review, 안전놀이터 the referee declared a penalty kick (PK). Elmas came out as the kicker and finished it. The game ended with Napoli winning 2-0.
After the game, coach Luciano Spalletti opened up about the replacement of Kim Min-jae. He said, “Kim Min-jae played four days ago and his muscles were stiff. “We will do an accurate analysis in relation to the medical instructions,” he explained.
Kim Min-jae is digesting a tight schedule this season. He appeared in all but one Ligue 1 match before the World Cup break. Then he competed in the World Cup, but suffered a calf injury. After returning to Naples, Kim Min-jae played Inter Milan (5th), the start of the second half schedule. It was apparently a weekend game played shortly after a midweek game, and he only played the first half to prevent further injury.