The evaluation of opponent strikers who have faced both ‘Iron Pillar’ Min-jae Kim (27, SSC Napoli) and ‘Commander’ Kalidou Koulibaly (토토사이트32, Chelsea) is attracting attention.
According to Italy’s ‘Tutomercatoweb’ on the 31st (Korean time), Spezia striker Daniele Verde (27) appeared on Italy’s ‘1 Station Radio’ and compared Kim Min-jae and Coulibaly.
Verde said, “When I faced Koulibaly, I declared that he was the most difficult defender to face. I had to suffer from a physical struggle with Koulibaly because he took advantage of his physique superiority.” And he is good at foot technique. I think the two are on the same level,” he insisted.
Koulibaly used his superior physique, but Kim Min-jae made it difficult for the opposing striker through speed and technique rather than physical parts. In the end, it was acknowledged that Kim Min-jae was a defender on the same level as Koulibaly, who was recognized as the world’s best defender.
Verde is from AS Roma youth. Verde, who played a pivotal role in his debut in Roma, went through AEK Athens and Spezia. This season he has appeared in 15 matches for Spezia and scored 5 goals.
Verde and Kim Min-jae met on February 5th. At the time of the 21st round of Serie A Spezia away game, Verde started and attacked the Naples defense lined by Kim Min-jae. However, Verde was replaced in the 32nd minute of the second half by Kim Min-jae without showing any significant performance. In the end, Napoli won 3-0.
In the first match of the season between Napoli and Spezia, which was held on September 10 last year, neither Verde nor Kim Min-jae played. Verde was removed from the list due to an injury, and Kim Min-jae took a break. It was the only game in which Kim Min-jae took a complete break while wearing the Napoli uniform. Napoli also won 1-0.