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"I hit the lowest point." Korean media are worried, too. Kim Min-jae, don't you know about participating in the UCL?

You never know. Kim Min-jae, who is in a slump, may have another chance against Arsenal in an away game.

Bayern Munich is preparing for the first round of the 2023-2024 European Champions League (UCL) quarterfinals against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in London, England on the 10th (Korea time).

For Bayern, this is a close game for life and death. If Bayern is eliminated from the UCL at a time when its bid for 12 consecutive Bundesliga wins has already ended in failure, chances are high that this season will end with no win and the worst.

Bayern has traditionally been strong against Arsenal, but more recently it has the upper hand in the team atmosphere. Leading the English Premier League (EPL), Arsenal's rise is one of the best in Europe. Bayern, on the other hand, has continued to struggle with performance problems, having lost consecutive league games.

Attention must be drawn to which center back Thomas Tuchel will play. Ahead of the latest Arsenal match, Tuchel has brought in Kim Min-jae and Dayot Upamecano, replacing Erik Dier and Mathias de Ligt, who have often been starters in recent league games against Heidenheim. However, the result was disastrous. They lost three goals in the second half alone in a 2-0 lead.

Kim Min-jae appeared as a starter for the first time in a long time, but he had to endure poor performance and the worst criticism after the game.

The prominent German newspaper Kicker said, 'What stands out is that you lack the instinct to make the right decisions. When is it important to be resolutely forward? When is it better to stand back and protect?' Kim Min-jae criticized, saying, 'You looked very anxious after the first half.' Germany's SPOX called it Kim's worst performance since joining Bayern, saying, 'For Kim, the match against Heidenheim was a clear low.'

In addition to the poor evaluation, the German media and UEFA also predicted that Dear will play in the expected starting lineup instead of Kim Min-jae.