It’s hard to adjust to being burned. It’s even harder when something you love is missing. German media reported on the theft of Kim Min-jae’s rice cooker.
“Kim Min-jae had his favorite rice cooker stolen while he was moving into a house in Germany,” the German newspaper Sport Bild reported on April 18 (KST).
Kim is currently a member of the South Korean national soccer team. He played the entirety of South Korea’s 5-0 win over Singapore in the second Asian qualifier for the 2026 North American World Cup on Saturday. He will now fly to China on the morning of the 19th to take on China on the 21st before returning to Germany to prepare for the 25th against Cologne.
It’s a long trip, flying from Germany to South Korea, China, and back to Germany. On top of that, there’s no time to rest as he’s playing back-to-back games.
In fact, it’s not every day. Kim Min-jae has been playing full-time for Munich for the last 14 games in a row. He has played 1,453 minutes in a Bavarian shirt. This season, he has played 959 minutes in 11 league games, 90 minutes in one DFB-Pokal game, 360 minutes in four UEFA Champions League games, and 44 minutes in one DFL-Supercup game.
The same goes for the national team. Kim started all four September A matches, all four October A matches, and the match against Singapore. He also played full time in all but one game, against Vietnam, where he was substituted after playing 76 minutes. In total, Kim played 1,889 minutes for his club and national team in about three months. 보스토토
Concerns have also been voiced in Germany. “Kim Min-jae has been playing full time in every game for months, including the national team. He is tired and has reached his limit. It’s natural for a human being to lack concentration,” he said.