The national football team will play an away match against China today (21st) in the World Cup qualifiers. The 'nucleus of defense' Kim Min-jae expressed his determination to finish the game against China with a clean sheet like the last five games.
This is Ha Sung-ryong.
Kim Min-jae has started almost every game for Bayern Munich this season and has played full time in his last 5 games.
Even in the midst of a controversial streak, he has led the national team to keep a clean sheet in five consecutive games.
Ahead of the last A match of the year and the most nerve-wracking match in the second qualifying round, Kim Min-jae is only thinking about winning and keeping a clean sheet.
[Kim Min-jae/National Soccer Team Defender: I want to say that it's hard to talk about it, but I want to thank myself for playing, and if the defense doesn't score a goal, we can take at least one point, so we will prepare well to win.
Kim Min-jae has fond memories of scoring two of his four goals against China, and he played for Beijing for two and a half years before making his way to Europe, so he knows the style of play of Chinese players.
[Kim Min-jae/National Football Team Defender: When I played in Beijing, my teammates are playing for the (Chinese) national team, so I think it would be very helpful if you let them know what kind of style you have.]
With tickets for the Korea-China match sold out early and more than 10,2 home fans expected to cheer for them, our players are determined to end 1 on a high note with five consecutive A-match wins.
(Video interview: Lee Byung-joo, Video editing: Nam Il)
Kim Min-jae, "The game against China will also end with a 'clean sheet'!"
Highlights: The national team will play an away match against China today. Kim Min-jae has kept a clean sheet in the last five games. The match will be played in front of 10,2,000 fans at the Jeonju International Stadium. The game will be shown live on national television. The first half of the game is expected to be played at half-time. The second half will also be shown on national TV. The third and final half will be broadcast live from the Jeongju International stadium.
The national football team will play an away match against China today in the World Cup qualifiers. The 'nucleus of defense' Kim Min-jae expressed his determination to finish the game against China with a clean sheet like the last five games.