Kim Min-jae is Bayern Munich’s latest center-back acquisition and already has the fans endeared. Like Matthijs de Ligt before him, Kim had to adjust a bit to the training regime. Weirdly enough, Kim’s old training methods include pulling a car up a hill much like Rocky Balboa in the olden days. The rationale of the 26-year-old was that he felt the need to go faster:
You used to train like Rocky Balboa, pulling car tyres up a hill…
Kim (laughs): Yes, back then I had the feeling that I had to get faster. So, I dragged those tyres behind me. Maybe it was too hard a measure, but I really wanted to get results. I don’t know if it helped - but it probably didn’t hurt. It’s important to me to this day that I’m always open to trying new things and testing my own methods.
– As captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia
Now that is one hardcore training exercise! It makes you wonder if Kim could have a go at those record attempts of pulling a massive vehicle a certain distance.