Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti expressed deep regret about the absence of Kim Min-jae and Jambo Angisa ahead of the match against AC Milan.
Napoli drew 0-0 in the 30th round of Serie A in the 2022/23 season against Ellas Verona held at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy on the 16th (Korean time).
Napoli, which added 1 point, maintained first place with 24 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, 75 points, 14 points ahead of second place Lazio.
On this day, Napoli made a big change to the starting list. It was to prepare for the UEFA (European Football Federation) Champions League quarter-final second leg against Milan scheduled during the week.
Napoli has ace Stanislav Robotka. Piotr Zielinski and Hvica Kvarachhelia were put on the bench before being put in for the second half. Left-backs Mario Hui and Amir Rahmani waited on the bench and rested until the end.
Victor Osimen, who returned from injury, was also substituted in the second half for a sense of the game.
Instead, Kim Min-jae and Angisa, who were suspended in the first leg of the quarterfinals against Milan, started and played full-time.
Kim Min-jae performed well, supporting the attack with a pass success rate of 94% and reckless dribble breakthrough. It received a rating of 7.2 from Foot Mob, a soccer statistics site.
Napoli now has to deal with Milan without Kim Min-jae. Spalletti couldn’t hide his disappointment.
According to Italy’s Calcio Napoli 24, after the match, Spalletti said, “It’s very unfortunate what happened in Milan. Now we have to play without very important players such as Kim Min-jae and Angisa.”
Spalletti has suggested a way to fill the gap between the two players. He emphasized, “To win against Milan, we have to do a little bit better in every aspect. It is important not only to own the ball, but also to balance the ball, to circulate the ball,바카라사이트 and to have all the players as one team.”
“This is a quality that a team with a mature and consistent attitude can only have when they are not relaxed,” he added. “Not because it is against Milan or in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Napoli, who lost 0-1 in the first leg, will bring Milan home at 4:00 am on the 19th to launch a counterattack.