‘Signing a center back is an absolute must’
On January 5, Bayern Strikes, a local Bayern newspaper, reported, “Bayern Munich must sign a center back in the January winter transfer window. Not only is Kim Min-jae physically tired, but he is also playing in the Asian Cup.
‘Chelsea’s Trevor Chalobah, Fulham’s João Falcinha, and Southampton’s Armel Vela-Cotchap should be considered,’ the outlet said.
Chalobah is a versatile defender who can play center back, side back, and defensive midfield. He was targeted by Bayern Munich this summer.
The Bavarians are struggling in terms of quality in their squad. Matthijs de Ligt is still out of form due to injury. They lost Nacer Mazrouei, Eric Maxime Choupo-Moting, and Bouna Sarr at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The injuries have ruled them out for the time being.
The outlet added: “It’s not just the three players. The biggest problem is that Kim Min-jae is playing in the Asian Cup. We definitely need reinforcements.
The Asian Cup will be held in Qatar next January. It’s a crucial time for Bayern Munich, who want to win the league and Champions League.
‘According to internal reports, two or three players will be brought in during the January transfer window next winter to prevent a catastrophic situation,’ the outlet said. This could be a very difficult task for Bayern Munich.
This speaks volumes about Kim Min-jae’s status. Recently, Kim has been up and down.
Bayern Munich drew 2-2 in the sixth round of the Bundesliga against Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany, on Jan. 1.
The Bavarians have been unbeaten in six games since the start of the season, but are third in the league standings. The defense was shaky on this day.
We conceded the first goal to Leipzig’s speedy Roy Offenda. Here, Kim Min-jae was caught off guard by his speed. However, in their Champions League match against Manchester City, Offenda ripped through the City defense and scored a goal.
Bayern Munich equalized that day with goals from Harry Kane and Leroy Sane, but defensive insecurity was a hot topic.
German legend Lothar Matthäus criticized Kim Min-jae. Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany, the iconic German footballer said: “Kim Min-jae hasn’t shown the quality we expected from him yet. He’s a disturbing factor for Bayern Munich. It’s not that he’s bad as a player, but he hasn’t lived up to expectations yet, considering his form in Italy,” Mateus said in direct criticism. After the game, Thomas Tuchel also criticized his defense’s coordination.
However, Kim bounced back immediately. On April 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark, he put in a flawless defensive performance in the second leg of the Champions League group stage. Bayern Munich went on to win 2-1.
Clearly, the class is already world-class. However, his adaptation to Bayern Munich’s system and his fitness are issues.
He moved to Bayern Munich this summer. He arrived in a Bayern Munich jersey for a record transfer fee of €50 million. Despite persistent bids from Manchester United, Bayern Munich pulled off a “hijack”.
At the time, the world-class defender was considered to be an excellent ‘value for money’.
He had to go through military training, which had its consequences. He’s lost weight and isn’t in the best shape.
But he’s earned his place in the Bayern Munich starting lineup. With De Ligt’s injury, the Bavarians have been playing with a right-back duo of Kim Min-Jae and Upamecano.
After coming on as a substitute in the Super Cup against Leipzig, Kim has been a consistent center back ever since. He started and played 67 minutes in the opening game against Werder Bremen and 80 minutes in the home opener against Augsburg. He played the full game against Mönchengladbach.
He was then recalled to the South Korean national team for two consecutive A matches before returning to play against Leverkusen, Manchester United in the Champions League group stage, Bochum and Leipzig.
In other words, Mateusz and Tuchel are saying that Kim is an integral part of the team.
It’s a killer schedule. Not only does Kim have to play for his club, but also for the Asian Cup next January. He has hardly had a break since his military training.온라인카지노
Even though he has emerged as a key center back for Bayern Munich in less than optimal form, he is far from perfect. Furthermore, Bayern Munich”s defensive orientation is different from Kim”s style.
Tuchel wants a stable defense rather than an aggressive one. Bayern Munich and the local media aren’t worried about Kim’s performance; they’re concerned about his fatigue and the injury variables that come with it. That’s why they want to make meaningful additions in next winter’s transfer window. In other words, Kim’s importance is absolute.