While the national football team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann is struggling with a lack of fullback resources, Shim Sang-min (Pohang Steelers) and Kim Jin-ya (FC Seoul), who play in the professional soccer K-League, have a chance to score with a sharp forward pass. The future activity is attracting attention due to conspicuous movements such as creating

Shim Sang-min played as a left fullback in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Round 8 Ulsan Hyundai match held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 22nd and digested both the first and second half.

Shim Sang-min made an amazing pass in the 13th minute of the first half. Shim Sang-min sent a low and quick pass to his teammate Koh Young-jun in the front near the side touch line. 안전놀이터

The Ulsan defenders, who thought the pass was close to a mistake, failed to respond properly without reading Sim Sang-min’s intentions. In the meantime, the ball exquisitely entered the penalty box, and after winning the ball, Ko Young-jun beat Ulsan goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo and scored a goal.

It was a pass that fully showed Shim Sang-min’s long-distance passing ability. Shim Sang-min ranked first in the packing index league in long-distance passes over 30m in rounds 1-4 compiled by the Korea Professional Football Federation.

Packing is a concept devised by German soccer players Stefan Reinartz and Jens Hegeler in 2014, and is an index that can determine the maximum number of opponents a player can pass or dribble. Shim Sang-min scored an average of 5.23 points in this packing index, beating second place Kim Young-kwon (4.07 points) by a wide margin and rising to first place.

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