“Napoli UCL championship candidate”… Ballon d’Or legend is also popular
Napoli, which has been crowned the best shield in Serie A with Kim Min-jae (27), who joined as a new member last summer, is advancing rapidly in the European competition as a ‘salty defense’.
Ruud Gullit (60, Netherlands), who commanded the world soccer world in the 1980s as the top attacking midfielder of the time during his active career, was also admired. “Napoli is a strong candidate for the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Federation (UEFA) this season,” he raised his thumb.
Napoli won 2-0 in the first leg of the away match against Frankfurt (Germany) in the UCL round of 16 in the 2022-23 season held at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany on the 22nd (hereinafter Korean time). A smooth away scoreless victory increased the chances of advancing to the UCL quarterfinals.
The approval was defensive. Matias Olivera, Kim Min-jae, Amir Rahmani, and Giovanni Di Lorenzo were the four backs, and Napoli completed a clean sheet in four consecutive official games that day.
Whoscored.com, a soccer statistics site, gave full-back DiLorenzo the highest rating against Frankfurt. DiLorenzo was given a high rating of 8.6, and Kim Min-jae and Rahmani were given high ratings of 8.5 and 7.6, respectively, pointing to the defense as the winning factor.
Napoli boasts a tough defense that allows only 4 goals in 10 official matches since the Qatar World Cup break. Of these, 6 games were scoreless and 8 wins (2 losses) were swept away.
The European football world continues to praise ‘Napoli Football’. Legend Gullit, who lifted numerous trophies at PSV Eindhoven and AC Milan, and was also named the 1987 Ballon d’Or winner, joined this ranks.
On the 22nd, in an interview with Gazzetta delos Sport, an Italian media outlet, he highly valued Napoli’s chances of winning the UCL. 슬롯사이트
“Not too long ago (on the air), I said that Napoli is one of the favorites to win the UCL this year. Even now, that thought has not changed.”
“Everyone plays the fast-moving football that everyone wants. It’s a team where everyone on the pitch does their part,” he said.
He continued, “The atmosphere of the existing powerhouses such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid is also good. (Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, etc.) English clubs also have as good a team as the above two teams. However, Napoli is different. They play completely different football. speak,” he said, sticking out his tongue.
Gullit also paid attention to the fact that Napoli appeared as a ‘one team’ rather than a one-man team.
“Napoli was strong in the past. Even when I was playing as a player, it was considered a strong team. However, at that time, the team depended on one (great) player named Diego Maradona,” he said. “Not now. It is a completely different team. Napoli this year It is a team that has the potential to lift the Scudetto and win the big year on the European stage.”