Napoli's Kim Min-jae was replaced after only playing the first half of the regular league game.

It was due to mild muscle soreness, which the coach explained was to prevent injury.

This is Reporter Kim Hyeong-yeol.

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jae showed off his defensive skills against Sampdoria.

He read the path of the pass and blocked attacks continuously, and blocked several counterattacks with his characteristic quick feet.

He also stood out for his high pass success rate of 97%.

In particular, in the 38th minute of the first half, he stabbed a long pass as soon as he got the ball, creating an opportunity for a counterattack, which led to the departure of the opposing defender.

Napoli, who had an early numerical advantage here, won 2-0.

Kim Min-jae played only the first half and was replaced by Rahmani, but this is the first time that Kim Min-jae, who played full-time in 21 games after joining, was replaced.

Coach Spalletti said it was to prevent injury ahead of a big match with Juventus on Saturday, but as he suffered from a calf injury at the World Cup in Qatar, thorough management is expected for the time being.

[Spalletti/Napoli coach: Min-jae Kim felt his muscles stiffen during the game, so I replaced him to avoid losing him for several months.]

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(Video editing: Lee Jung-taek, CG: Lee Jun-ho·Eom So-min)