Kim Min-jae (28, Bayern Munich) is back in the center of the Bavarian defense.
“Kim Min-jae is back,” Bayern Munich announced on the club’s official website on Monday (Sept. 9).
The key Bayern Munich defender had been away from the team for some time as part of the ‘Klinsmannhoe’ South Korea squad for the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar.
After South Korea’s 0-2 defeat to Jordan in the Asian Cup quarterfinals, the defender moved on to Munich.
Kim did not play in the Asian Cup quarterfinal against Jordan. He was cautioned in the first group game against Bahrain on March 15, followed by another caution in the quarterfinal against Australia on March 3. According to AFC rules, Kim was not allowed to play in the quarterfinals against Jordan due to the accumulation of cautions. 바카라사이트 He had to watch his teammates lose bitterly.
Kim returned to Munich after the disappointment.
For Bayern Munich, Kim’s return came at an opportune time. The Bavarians are set to host Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 21st round of the Bundesliga on November 11th. It’s a match that could be the de facto ‘final’ for the Bundesliga title.
Currently, Munich is in second place in the league with 50 points (16 wins, 2 draws, and 2 losses). In first place is Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen. Leverkusen are unbeaten in 30 official matches this season, including 20 league games (16 wins, 4 draws).
“Kim Min-Jae is back on the pitch, while Manuel Neuer and Konrad Reimer have started individual training,” Munich said on its official website.
The club added: “There were some welcome faces in Thomas Tuchel’s squad ahead of the match against Leverkusen. 토토사이트 순위 Kim Min-Jae trained with his teammates for the first time this year. Kim Min-Jae is back from the Asian Cup.”
The injury to Dayo Upamecano has left Matthijs de Ligt as the only center-back available. Eric Dier, a winter transfer signing, was filling the void in a hurry.
In a video released by the club’s official channel on August 8, Kim was seen cycling on the team’s training ground and greeting club officials. Kim’s return to Munich is imminent.