Coach Luciano Spalletti replaced Kim Min-jae after watching the match against Juventus.
Napoli won 2-0 against Sampdoria in the 17th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy on the 9th at 2:00 am (Korean time). With 3 points, Napoli now have 44 points and secured their top spot in the league.
Napoli’s choice was a 4-3-3 formation. Kvarachhelia, Osimen, Politano, Robotka, Anguisa, Hui, Jesus, Kim Min-jae, Di Lorenzo, and Meret started the game.
Napoli awarded a penalty from the beginning of the game. However, Politano, who started as the kicker, swallowed the regret by missing. Napoli quickly rectified the chaotic atmosphere caused by the missed penalty kick, and Osimen, who received a pass from Hui, scored the first goal in the 19th minute of the first half. Then, in the 39th minute of the first half, Napoli, who had a numerical advantage due to the opponent’s sending off, began to create more scoring opportunities and added a goal from a penalty kick in the second half to win 2-0. 토토
Kim Min-jae, who started this day, was replaced at the start of the second half. In the first half, he recorded 1 successful tackle (100%), 2 kicks, 1 interception, 3 recoveries, and 2 successful ground contests (100%), and he was performing well defensively, so coach Spalletti The choice didn’t make sense. Fans watching the game must have had a terrible imagination of Kim Min-jae’s injury for a while.
Fortunately, there were no injuries. Coach Spalletti replaced Min-jae Kim in order to prepare for the upcoming match against Juventus. Multiple Italian media outlets, including ‘DAZN’ and ‘Tutomercato’, explained that Spalletti had replaced Kim Min-jae as a precaution, and fans were only able to breathe a sigh of relief.
That’s why the match against Juventus is important for Napoli. Currently, the difference between the two teams is 7 points, but the atmosphere of Juventus is so good recently that Napoli can not be vigilant. In order to secure the No. 1 spot, winning against Juventus is essential, and for this, Kim Min-jae was given a break. Kim Min-jae has played many matches since joining Naples, and he is physically burdened to go to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Considering that many teams consider the physical distribution of the ace in the team, Spalletti’s choice is a part that can gauge the level of Kim Min-jae’s position in Napoli.