Napoli, with Kim Min-jae leaving, increased goal area shots allowed by 10% → ‘We have become an ordinary team’

Napoli, with Kim Min-jae gone, is showing signs of instability in Serie A this season.

Napoli drew 2-2 in the 2023-24 Serie A 4th round away game against Genoa held in Genoa, Italy on the 16th (local time). Napoli remained in 5th place in the league with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss (7 points) along with 2 wins in a row. Napoli, which succeeded in winning the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years last season with Kim Min-jae’s outstanding performance, is 5 points behind leader Inter Milan (12 points) with 4 games played in the first half of this season.

Napoli’s Kim Min-jae transferred to Bayern Munich for a buyout amount ahead of this season. Coach Spalletti, who led the team to the Serie A championship last season, also left the team. On the other hand, strikers Osimhen and Kvarachelia, who attracted attention through numerous transfer rumors, remain in Naples and are still leading the team’s attack. Naples, where Coach Garcia has been at the helm since this season, is going through trial and error in the early part of the season.

Italian media outlet Gonfiallarete mentioned Napoli’s poor performance at the beginning of this season on the 18th and said, ‘Napoli appears to have no organization at the beginning of this season’ and ‘Where has Napoli from last season gone? Everyone has questions, but no one can give an exact answer. Director Garcia is similarly unable to answer. Except for Kim Min-jae, last season’s squad is maintained. He pointed out that there was no creativity and organization in the attack.’

In particular, ‘Napoli is allowing too many shots in the goal area compared to last season.

In four Serie A games at the beginning of last season, Napoli allowed only 7% of shots in the goal area among the shots allowed to opponents. On the other hand, in the four Serie A games early this season, the percentage of shots allowed in the goal area among the shots allowed to the opposing team increased significantly to 17%.바카라

Minjae Kim has been the team’s main defender since he joined Naples last season, showing off his stable defensive ability. Napoli, led by Kim Min-jae in defense, conceded only 28 goals in 38 Serie A games last season, recording the league’s lowest number of goals. Kim Min-jae won the Best Defender Award selected by the Serie A Secretariat and was recognized as the best defender in the league.

On the other hand, Napoli’s defense has weakened significantly compared to last season, conceding 5 goals in 4 Serie A games this season. Napoli, which showed off the most stable defense in Serie A last season with Kim Min-jae’s performance, was reduced to a team with mediocre defense at the beginning of this season. Napoli is conceding more goals than Calili (4 goals), which is ranked 19th in the relegation zone. Clubs that are in the mid-to-lower tier of Serie A at the beginning of this season, such as Udinese, Turin, and Bologna, are also conceding fewer goals than Naples.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *