The Neapolitan legend, who lifted the Serie A championship 33 years ago with the late Diego Maradona, praised the signing of Kim Min-jae (27), a ‘blue iron pillar’.
According to Italy’s ‘Naples Magazine’ on the 16th, Giovanni Francini (60) appeared on ‘Prima TV’ and praised Napoli’s recruitment, mentioning Kim Min-jae along with Kalidou Koulibaly (32), who left for Chelsea in the Premier League.
Francini said, “I would like to congratulate manager Cristiano Giuntoli, who brought Kim Min-jae after breaking up with Coulibaly,” and said, “It is never easy to replace a leader like Coulibaly.” He admitted that he is playing a good role as Ja.
When Kim Min-jae entered Naples as a Koulibaly replacement, no one paid attention. He was Kim Min-jae, who had experienced Fenerbahce in Turkey, on the periphery of Europe, through Korea and China, but was close to being unknown. Moreover, he had little hope that he would be able to replace Koulibaly.
However, as the season begins and the games are played, Kim Min-jae’s presence is shining. Every stadium is filled with spectators shouting “Kim Kim Kim”. Kim Min-jae led the league with the fewest goals allowed (15 points) and soon became the center of Napoli’s defense.
Napoli is running at the top of Serie A alone thanks to Kim Min-jae’s performance with solid defense. As of 22 rounds, they recorded 19 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, and collected 59 points, taking the second place Inter Milan (44 points) by 15 points. 바카라
Francini said in an interview with Italy’s ‘Il Martino’ on the 12th of last year about Kim Min-jae, “I didn’t know him well. He was a huge surprise.” He also praised it.
Napoli came close to winning the league for the first time in 33 years since the 1989-1990 season. There is also an evaluation that Napoli is stronger now than at the time Maradona played. Napoli will travel to Sassuolo on the 18th, and will face Frankfurt on the 22nd in the round of 16 of the Champions League.