Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel said in an official press conference on the 24th, Obviously, the season’s game is not just for the benefit of the players. 토토 Jamal Musiala and Mathias the Licht have become mentally and physically burdened, he said, adding, The two can’t play against Cologne.
Bayern Munich will play away against FC Cologne in the 12th round of the 2023-2024 German Bundesliga at the Cologne Line Energie Stadion in Germany on the 25th. Bayern Munich is in second place with nine wins, two draws and 29 points. On the other hand, Cologne is ranked 17th with one win, three draws, seven losses and six points.
German media explained that Kim Min-jae, who was recruited to the South Korean national team, and Alfonso Davis, who played for the national team, left Cologne just a day after returning to Munich.
Coach Tuchel said, Davis and Kim Min-jae are coming back from a long journey today, which is a really unfortunate schedule. This may sound like an excuse, but to listen to Liverpool manager Klopp, they will play Manchester City at 12:30 on Saturday and we will play away tomorrow Friday. I don’t know if it’s at the border or maybe it’s crossed the line, he said.
Kim Min-jae played 90 minutes every game for the national team for a few months, said Christophe Freund, Bayern Munich’s sports director, regarding the defensive mistake that led to a run in the match against Heinheim on the 11th. Kim Min-jae is just a little tired and has reached his limit. Disorganized concentration is something that can happen, and that’s human, he worried.
Sport1 said, What are the alternatives amid a lack of squads and a consistently tight schedule. Kim Min-jae will also have a busy schedule during the A-match period. It will play Singapore in Seoul, followed by China and Shenzhen. I will return to the league match against Cologne on Friday evening in less than 80 hours after that, Kim Min-jae’s A-match schedule in November.
If you add all the travel distances, it is around 20,000 km, and the stress level is high, Kim Min-jae said. Kim Min-jae chose soccer because intense soccer was suitable for him. But at some point, monsters are also exhausted. It is expected that Munich should consider the right time to provide Kim Min-jae with the necessary rest for the benefit of the team, he said, adding that Munich should make a decision to rest Kim Min-jae.
Kim Min-jae also played full-time for the national team. Following the match against Singapore, he also played full-time against China in China. The number of full-time matches between Bayern Munich and the national team increased to 17.
With The Licht unable to play due to injury, there are only two central defenders in the first division, Kim Min-jae and Upamecano, so it is certain to start as well as start for 18 consecutive games. Kim Min-jae’s performance continued not only in Bayern Munich but also in the national team.
Kim Min-jae played an active role in the second Group C match of the 2026 FIFA North-China World Cup Asian qualifying round against China in Shenzhen, China, on the 21st. Chinese players did not show much performance in front of Korean defense, including Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae also blocked Chinese players with cutting plays, taking advantage of their unique weight class and taking the ball comfortably.
In particular, there was a scene where Kim Min-jae’s performance shone. In the 34th minute of the second half, South Korea gave the ball to China due to Son Heung-min’s pass miss. The Chinese player grabbed it and tried to shoot with concentration, but Kim Min-jae did not fall for the fake and stuck out his foot to stop it lightly.
Kim Min-jae, who attended a press conference ahead of the match against China, said, I think I’m going to have a hard time playing a lot of games. Asked by reporters how he is overcoming it, he said, Of course it is difficult. It’s a luxury to be hard. The reason is that it’s hard for all players, he said.
The level of difficulty between players who play and those who can’t play is different, but it’s the same for everyone. It’s a full sound to say, It’s hard, I’m dying, he said. I’m just thankful to play without getting hurt. Being on a business trip without injury seems to mean that you are still in good physical condition. I will take good care of it so that I don’t get hurt, he vowed.