Kim Min-jae not quite right

Kim Min-Jae the Beijing Guoan and Korean defender have not looked like the player that has attracted interest from around Europe in recent weeks. Rumours continue to link the player with a move to a European club but on the recent form that will not happen. 

Disappointing at the back 

Last weekend Beijing Guoan picked up a disappointing draw against Shijiazhuang Ever Bright and this match highlighted the poor form we have seen from Kim Min-Jae. Then despite a win in the week, a similar defence conceded another two in a 5-2 win over Chongqing Dangdai, Yu Yang and Li Lei did come in for this match at the back.

Last weekends match saw Guo Quanbo the side's goalkeeper sent off after 40 minutes so you have to give some benefit of the doubt to the defence. The issue is though they have a backline that anyone else would love in the CSL, from Wang Gang bombing forward at right back to Kim Min-Jae arguably the best defender in the league. 

The 23-year-old now has more than 30 games in the CSL after his move from Jeonbuk in the K League and a lot is expected of him. He started very well which underlined why he was bought to China and made many suggest it just be a matter of time before he moved to Europe.

The worry for fans at the moment is though that the Korean defender does not look focused and weather he has a club lined up on not his level of performances at the moment in the CSL must have interested parties worried. 

If you have seen the player play in recent weeks, you will not witness the performances that had many suggest he could be set for a huge future in the game. At a young age with so much expected of you, I think at times you can be forgiven for losing focus but Kim will need to reclaim that focus soon. 

Many in China even blamed the Korean defender as one of the reasons his keeper saw red in the match last weekend. This was despite the defender being nowhere near the ball when the foul was made, his liability to track quickly enough made Guo Quanbo need to rush out and take out the Ever Bright forward. 

Then for the second goal in this match with Beijing already down to ten men, when the free kick comes in from the wing the defensive line is weak with Kim the furthest back. What this means is the Ever Bright goal scorer Sunzu is able to attack closer to the six-yard box unchallenged. 

This was for sure a performance that would suggest his head is already destined on a move to Europe but as things stand no bid has come in and he will need to work on his game further if he would like that to change. 


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