After the A-League, Kim Min-jae will have to face the heat again. Bayern Munich will travel away from home on game day out of respect for the player.
The Bavarians will face Cologne in the 12th round of the 2023-24 German Bundesliga at the Rhein-Energie-Stadion in Cologne, Germany, on Sept. 25 at 4:30 a.m. ET. Munich is currently in second place with an unbeaten record of nine wins and two draws.
A number of Munich’s players were sent off during the match. Thomas Muller, Leon Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, and Leroy Sane were called up to the German national team. England’s Harry Kane, France’s Kingsley Coman, and Canada’s Alfonso Davies also had A-match schedules.
Korea’s Kim Min-jae also had a busy schedule. Kim was called up to the Korean national team after the game against Heidenheim on Nov. 11. On the 16th, he led the team to a 5-0 victory over Singapore, and on the 21st, he traveled to Shenzhen, China, where he played the full game in a 3-0 win.
Despite the controversy that ensued, Jürgen Klinsmann had other ideas: “Kim Min-jae will want to play. The German journalists probably said that because they had to write a story. He doesn’t want to rest, he’s ready to play,” he said, explaining Kim’s condition. Immediately after the game, Kim flew back to Korea on a chartered plane with his European teammates, and then left for Germany.
A killer schedule. Kim has played full-time in almost every game since the start of the season. Especially in the league, where he started 10 games in a row and never took a break. Fellow center backs Dayo Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt were injured at different times, leaving Kim without a break. Despite the fatigue, Kim has continued to perform consistently. 토토사이트
He will have to prepare for the next game against Cologne without rest. With Munich’s center back options thin, it’s likely that Kim will start once again due to Der Licht’s injury.
However, it will be on a different schedule than before. Germany’s Bild reported on the 23rd that “Munich will not arrive in Cologne the day before the game as usual, but will travel on the day of the match. After a final training session on Thursday afternoon, the squad will travel to Cologne after lunch on Friday.”
The itinerary takes into account the players’ A-match schedules. “Many of the players are coming off of 10 days of national team play,” the media outlet explained. This is to ensure that the team does not spend two nights in a hotel again after the break. It will be too late for them to return home on Friday evening after the match. Munich is expected to receive its first snowfall on Friday.”