Matthijs de Ligt (24, Munich), who seemed to be the strongest center back combination with ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Munich), is losing the trust of coach Tumas Tuchel.
Kim Min-jae is solidifying his starting position by appearing as a starter in three consecutive games in the 2023-24 Bundesliga season, which lasted until the third round. However, Kim Min-jae’s partner is Dayot Upamecano, not De Ligt. De Ligt is completely pushed out of the competition for the starting position.
When Kim Min-jae was recruited, there was no doubt that his center back partner would be De Ligt. The two players appeared to be the strongest center back combination in the Bundesliga. However, De Ligt is only appearing as a substitute in all three games.
According to a report by ‘TZ’, “Coach Tuchel is not a fan of De Ligt. De Ligt’s build-up play is critical. He is too slow and makes too many side passes. “Both Upamecano and Kim Min-jae are prioritized over De Ligt,” the report said.
De Ligt suffered a calf injury last season, but has shown he is still fit by playing 90 minutes for the Netherlands national team. However, there is no opportunity to play in Munich.
Munich must play a tight schedule, not only in the Bundesliga but also in the Champions League. Ultimately, the three center backs have to take turns and work together. This means that we are bound to see a lot of combinations of Kim Min-jae and De Ligt in the future.소닉카지노
Coincidentally, the build-up, forward passing, and passing speed that De Ligt pointed out are the areas that coach Tuchel singled out as Kim Min-jae’s strengths. Tuchel said, “Kim Min-jae passes at an appropriate speed, neither fast nor slow. The first touch is brief and the second touch is a pass. “He is not afraid of the forward pass,” he praised.
This is why Tuchel continues to use Kim Min-jae even though he missed many passes in the first game.