Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae believes his team can win the title this season: ‘Our goal is to rewrite the history of Napoli’. The South Korean international has been one of a number of key signings for the Partenopei this summer, helping them to go the season unbeaten and extend their winning run to 11 matches in a row.
Speaking to La Repubblica (via TuttoNapoli), the centre-back discussed his move to Italy and why he feels so optimistic about Napoli’s chances:
It was my big chance and I jumped at it, after making a stop in Turkey. The offer that came to me in the summer from the ‘Azzurri’ was the best and I didn’t hesitate for a moment to accept it, but I didn’t expect to experience such a dizzying and exciting escalation: we are first in Serie A and in our Champions League group, in three months the reality has far exceeded my most imaginative expectations.
Our goal is to rewrite the history of Napoli and 12 wins in a row tell us that we are on the right path. I know that the city has been waiting for the title for more than thirty years and I am sure that at the end of the championship, we will win the Scudetto if we always play like this.
The team I want to defeat is Juve. I know Neapolitan fans don’t like them at all!
Favourite player? Sergio Ramos. I have always admired him. I studied him in the videos, I learned a lot from him. I hope to follow in his footsteps at least a little.
Italian? It’s difficult and that’s why I immediately started studying it. But for me it still represents an obstacle during matches and in training. I get there, however: slowly, slowly.”