27 March 2024

Kim Min-jae, who deleted Thailand “No points in 8 games,” said, “If it was a chance to turn around… I have to wait for a chance in Munich.”

By pestfood.com

Kim Min-jae returns to Munich with confidence.

The South Korean national soccer team (22nd FIFA ranking), led by interim coach Hwang Sun-hong, won 3-0 against Thailand (101st FIFA ranking) in the fourth round of Group C of the 2026 FIFA Canada-Mexico-U.S. (North Central America) World Cup qualifying round at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, at 9:30 p.m. on the 26th (Korea time). As a result, South Korea (10 points, 3 wins and 1 draw, 12 points, 1 loss, +11) solidified its lead, while Thailand (4 points) fell to third place.

It was a perfect result. Thailand staged offensive to the ground thanks to full spectators’ cheering that filled the Rajamangala National Stadium, but it did not come to fruition. Korea scored multiple goals including Lee Jae-seong’s opening goal in the first half, Son Heung-min’s additional goal in the second half, and Park Jin-seop’s wedge goal in the closing period.

After the match, he met Kim Min-jae in the mixed zone. Back-to-back goals from Lee Jae-seong to Son Heung-min and Park Jin-seop are also meaningful, but the clean sheet (no goals lost) he recorded in eight matches is also very valuable. At the center was Kim Min-jae. He firmly secured the goal by deleting Thai strikers.

[Here’s an interview with Kim Minjae]

Q. How do you feel about the game

A: I lost no points in a long time. My performance has improved a lot. I hope it will be an opportunity to turn around.

Q. Team atmosphere

A: Actually, the team atmosphere has always been good. It’s been consistently good. The performance was only a little bad, but I’m glad I didn’t lose a point and scored a lot. The players are aware of the atmosphere and the stories from inside and outside. I tried to do better.

Q. Bayern Munich competition 여우알바

A: At the moment, he has not been able to play about three games. He is in a position to wait for the opportunity. He is showing good quality at the training ground, and he is not lazy. I don’t think you need to worry too much because he is doing well.

Q. Asian Football Growth

A. Even when I felt it myself, I thought there was a little bit of a gap between us and when I debuted. All the Asian teams seem to have been leveled up a lot. Now there is no easy game to play. You have to do your best in every game.