Reporter Lee Jae-sang = Naples coach Luciano Spalletti, who is running at the top of Italian professional football Serie A, showed confidence that he would aim for both the ‘rabbit’ in the regular league and the European Football Federation Champions League (UCL). .
Napoli won 3-0 in an away game in the 21st round of Serie A in the 2022-23 season against Spezia held at the Alberto Pico Stadium in La Spezia, Italy on the 5th (Korean time).
Napoli, which had 5 consecutive victories, recorded 18 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (56 points), widening the gap with second place Inter Milan (43 points) and running ahead.
Napoli, centered on Kim Min-jae, achieved a complete victory by achieving their ninth clean sheet (no goals) this season with a solid defense. Kim Min-jae, who came out as a center back, recorded 1 key pass, 90.9% pass success rate, 2 successful contests, and 83 ball touches.
After the match, coach Spalletti told ‘Sky Sports’ Italy that he was determined to win the league title and two UCL trophies.
“There are moments in life that cannot be reversed,” Spalletti said. “We decided to gamble for two championships (League, UCL). There is no doubt about it. We have to repay you,” he said.
Napoli is increasing its chances of winning the championship for the first time in 33 years since the 1989-90 season by far beating its rivals with an overwhelming performance until the situation past the halfway point this season. 1990, when Napoli last won, was the time when the ‘legend’ Diego Maradona was active.
This season, Napoli maintains a large gap with rival teams such as Inter Milan (43 points), AS Roma (40 points), and Lazio (38 points), with a stable offense-offensive balance (51 goals scored, 15 goals conceded). 스포츠토토
Not only in the league, but also in the UCL, the momentum is good. Napoli beat strong players such as Liverpool (England) and Ajax (Netherlands) in Group A of the group stage, and took first place with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss (15 points). In the round of 16, they compete against Frankfurt (Germany) to advance to the quarterfinals. It is a relatively easy setup.
The last time Napoli won a European competition was the 1989–90 UEFA Cup.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae, who joined Napoli from Fenerbahce (Turkiye) ahead of the 2022-23 season, has established himself as a key player in the team this season. He leads Napoli’s rise by digesting 26 matches, including 6 UCL matches, including 2 goals in 19 league matches.