South Korea defender Kim Min-jae has declared his readiness to face Brazil with injury in the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup.
Recall that the Napoli star was conspicuously missing in the team’s 2-1 victory over Portugal in their final group game.
However, in an interview with TribalFootball, Kim stated that he’ll play through injury to face Brazil in South Korea’s World Cup round of 16 tie.
“I was sad not to be on the pitch against Portugal and it’s hard to watch from the bench, but the injury meant I was not at 100 per cent and in such an important match, we decided it was best not to risk it,” Kim told reporters in the mixed zone.
“I want to do everything possible to play against Brazil, even if I get a more serious injury doing it.”
Style of play
As a central defender, Kim has excellent physical attributes, notably his strength, speed, and flexibility. Kim has a strong predictive ability in defense, and can often start and finish plays when the team advances. His long pass accuracy enables him to immediately hit the ball after the steal to complete a quick counterattack, and his excellent aerial ability and positioning allows him to perform headers to break up opposition attacks and start offensive plays.
January 2021, Kim was appointed as an ambassador for the Purme Foundation. He decided to contribute to the rehabilitation of children with disabilities and the independence of young people with disabilities, and donated ₩50 million.
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