Tuchel made it clear before the game that he would not select Kim

Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel (50) made it clear before the game that he would not select Kim Min-jae. He publicly stated that Matthias der Licht (24) and Eric Dier (30, Bayern Munich), who are ‘back from injury’, are ahead of Kim Min-jae.

Munich will face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, at 4:00 a.m. ET on Sept. 9 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) semifinals of the 2023-2024 season. The result of the first leg at home was 2-2.

In the first leg, Kim Min-Jae earned the starting spot after Der Licht was forced to withdraw due to injury.

However, with the return of Der Licht ahead of the second leg, it was likely that Kim would be dropped back to the bench.

Tuchel himself hinted at Kim’s move to the bench. “Der Licht and Dyer are ahead of Dayo Upamecano and Kim Min-jae,” 안전놀이터 Tuchel said at the pre-match press conference on Aug. 8, adding, “Der Licht has been given the green light to play and will start the second leg of the UCL against Real.”

Kim’s absence from the second leg was already expected.

He played the entire first leg of the UCL quarterfinal first leg at home against Real at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, but conceded a penalty in stoppage time. The game ended in a 2-2 draw for the reeling Munich side. After being benched in favor of Dyer and Der Licht, Kim made his first UCL start in a long time, but it was a mistake.

His foul came in the 36th minute with Munich leading 2-1. Kim was threateningly possessing the ball in the box when he overreached and tripped Rodrigo, who was running at him. The referee pointed to the spot. Vinicius stepped up to the spot kick and calmly converted.

Kim protested to the referee in frustration, but the decision was not overturned.

In the end, the match ended in a draw for Munich.

After the game, Tuchel publicly criticized Kim Min-jae. It’s rare for a coach to publicly criticize a player he coaches, but Tuchel wasn’t having any of it.

According to Bild, Tuchel said after the game, “Kim was too greedy. It was too much. Dyer was coming to help him and then he fouled him, that’s greed.” He shook his head.

Kim Min-jae, who knows his mistake better than anyone else, couldn’t raise his head after the match. According to T-Online, he apologized in Korean, saying, “I’m sorry,” as he left the mix zone without being interviewed.

With Der Licht returning and Dyer still ahead of Kim, 안전 슬롯사이트 Kim’s chances of starting the second leg are effectively zero.

On the 8th, Munich released a video on their social media accounts showing the players arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu for the ‘showdown’. Kim Min-jae was seen entering the stadium with the Upamecano.

Tuchel had made it clear beforehand that Kim was not eligible to start against Real.

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