The national soccer team led by Coach Klinsmann won 4-0 in a friendly match against Tunisia held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th.
In this game, Kim Min-jae wore the captain’s armband in place of Son Heung-min, who was excluded from the starting lineup due to an injury, and led the team’s attack and defense. Korea played a frustrating game in the first half of the game against Tunisia, with attacks being repeatedly blocked by the opposing defense. South Korea only had three shots in the first half.
During Tunisia’s counterattack, Kim Min-jae prevented several crises with his unique defensive ability. In particular, the sight of him putting pressure on the opponent’s defense in a 2:1 match with Park Yong-woo enthused the 50,000 fans who visited the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
In the second half, Kim Min-jae was seen participating in the attack in earnest. In the 4th minute of the second half, he blocked the opponent’s pass in the central area and then drilled alone to the vicinity of the penalty area, creating an attacking opportunity for his teammate. In the 9th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in scored the first goal with a free kick obtained when the opponent fouled Lee Kang-in’s running. Three minutes later, Lee Kang-in scored back-to-back goals, instantly making the game 2-0.
Kim Min-jae’s header shot from a high ball in a corner kick situation was deflected off the body of Tunisian defender Merira in front of the goal and went into the goal. Initially, it was recorded as Kim Min-jae’s header goal, but it was changed to the opponent’s own goal. Afterwards, substitute Hwang Eui-jo scored his fourth goal and won the game.