Soccer is a sport in which strong players collide. There are many injuries that hurt the body, but the number of players who are hurt in the heart is also increasing.
Defender Kim Min-jae (27, Naples), who is recording a career high this year, is also a case of worrying about the mind more than the body. In the first year of joining Napoli in Italy’s Serie A, Kim Min-jae quickly grew to the level of competing for the best in Europe. However, the problem is that Kim Min-jae himself is not ready to endure the increased attention. After the A match in March, Kim Min-jae mentioned the possibility of retiring from the national team, but then overturned it himself, and his senior, Son Heung-min (Tottenham), caused discord with his senior Son Heung-min (Tottenham), causing criticism from fans. If you look at the apology issued by Kim Min-jae, you can see traces of his inability to relieve his excessive stress. 먹튀검증
Soccer experts agree that Kim Min-jae needs mental management even for a bright future. He is saying that you need to regain a sense of security through continuous counseling with a psychological expert.
In fact, this is not the first time that a soccer player has collapsed from a heartache. Defender Jang Hyun-soo (Al-Hilal), who fell into disgrace during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, is also a player who needed mental management. At the time, he made unintended mistakes repeatedly, and he was mentally shaken and could not show his skills. Jang Hyun-soo, who put down the Taegeuk mark and burden at the same time as a punishment for manipulating volunteer activities, has become the best defender in Asia, making him realize the importance of mental management.
In the white paper prepared by the Korea Football Association right after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a psychological expert who will be responsible for managing the mentality of the soccer team was mentioned. For the stability of the sensitive women’s national team players, it was an opinion to benchmark the fact that psychology expert Yoon Young-gil, professor at Korea National Sport University, accompanied them from 2014 to 2018. Unfortunately, the association held the World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar without a psychological expert.
In the soccer field, there are voices calling for the introduction of psychological experts even now. The Women’s World Cup, which will be held in July, awaits. After that, the Hangzhou Asian Games in September and the Qatar Asian Cup in January next year will be held in order. It is difficult to see the effect of mental management of players in a short period of time, so it is necessary to prepare as soon as possible with a long-term perspective.