The controversy over the social media channel ‘Unfollow’ of Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) was dismissed once they followed. 

Kim Min-jae met with reporters after the game against Uruguay (1-2 loss) held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 29th and said, “It’s difficult. My mental state is also very broken. I plan to focus only on my team for the time being.” It’s also difficult, so I want to focus on my team rather than the national team.”

Interpretation that this was a remark suggesting retirement from the national team caused a stir. After that, it ended in a happening when Kim Min-jae explained that he was not a retirement doctor in one day.  먹튀검증

Kim Min-jae left the country the next day to return to his team, Napoli, but did not comment on the post-game interview. However, Kim Min-jae eventually expressed his position on his remarks after the game through his social media channels. 

Kim Min-jae said, “I never took it for granted when I didn’t give my best while playing the national team, when I was named on the national team list, or when I started a national team game. There is no game that I did not work hard for because I was physically tired because there were many games.”

He said, “I gave everything and ran. Because of yesterday’s interview, the 49 games I played with the Taegeuk mark disappeared, and I became a player who does not know the meaning and weight of the Taegeuk mark and thinks lightly.”

He added, “I wanted to tell you that the story of ‘mentally collapsed’ was difficult due to the pressure on the pitch, the responsibility to always do well, and the disappointment when I lost a goal as a defender.”

Kim Min-jae’s remarks ended in a happening, but a new controversy arose. The national team captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and social media unfollow controversy. 

Son Heung-min posted on his social media channel, “It is always a proud and honor to wear the uniform of the Korean national soccer team, playing for the country. I was able to feel the love that football is receiving again while playing a home game after a long time. See you again at the playground,” he said, promising the next meeting.

After Kim Min-jae and Son Heung-min’s social media posts were uploaded, it was revealed that the two’s social media accounts were unfollowed. It is extremely rare for teammates who have shared a long time to unfollow on social media. Some claim that Kim Min-jae blocked Son Heung-min’s SNS. This is because Son Heung-min’s history of ‘liking’ Kim Min-jae’s post in the past disappeared at once.

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