Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) promised to devote himself to the national team, but this time, he has no choice but to prioritize his team over the national team.
On the 28th, Kim Min-jae’s agency said, “Kim Min-jae will enter the training center for basic military training in mid-June.” As a result, Kim Min-jae is likely to miss the domestic evaluation matches against Peru on the 16th and El Salvador on the 20th.
Kim Min-jae stood at the center of the national team retirement controversy when he said at the national team convening in March, “I want to focus only on my team.” Kim Min-jae, who was in trouble, explained in one day, “It was a misunderstanding.”
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann personally flew to Naples to look after Kim Min-jae. Klinsmann said, “I had lunch with Kim Min-jae in Naples. Kim Min-jae has been mentally stable. He promised to devote himself to the national team.”
But this time, there is a situation that even Kim Min-jae cannot avoid. The date of the three-week basic military training is not an issue that Kim Min-jae can set at will. Even if Kim Min-jae can enlist after playing both A-matches, a big problem will arise.
Even if Kim Min-jae finishes the game against Peru on June 20 and enlists on the 21st, he will not be able to move until July 12 as he is training in Korea.
The problem is that Napoli’s transfer buyout clause for Kim Min-jae is temporarily applied from July 1st to 15th. If Kim Min-jae goes through military training late, he may not be able to take the new team’s medical test and the transfer may fail. From Kim Min-jae’s point of view, even if he can’t play an A match, he has no choice but to undergo military training first. 스포츠토토
In the long term, Kim Min-jae is a talented person who can even serve as the captain of the next national team. It is important for the national team that Kim Min-jae plays a stable role in his team. This summer is the most important time in Kim Min-jae’s career. Manager Jürgen Klinsmann and the national team have no choice but to understand Kim Min-jae’s absence.