Napoli’s monster defender Kim Min-jae (27) recovers from an injury and faces strong Juventus. As they are competing for the championship, the match against Juventus is a bout not to be missed by Kim Min-jae and Napoli.
Napoli will play round 18 of Serie A in the 2022-23 season with Juventus at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy at 4:45 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 14th.
The confrontation between the two teams is expected to be an important matchup in the competition to win Serie A this season.
Napoli is currently leading the league with 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss (44 points). Napoli remained at the top of the table by going undefeated with 13 wins and 2 draws in 15 matches before the Qatar World Cup break.
They lost 0-1 in the match against Inter Milan after the World Cup break, but picked up the mood by winning 2-0 in the following match against Sampdoria.
Juventus, which was sluggish in the early stages, recently continued its 8-game winning streak, winning 11 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses (37 points, 19 goal loss), ahead of AC Milan (11 wins, 4 draws, 2 losses, 37 points, 15 goal loss) in goal difference, and 2 Marking above.
The confrontation between the two teams is represented as a typical spear and shield confrontation. Napoli boasts an attacking prowess of more than two goals per game, having scored 39 goals in the preceding 17 matches. It is also the top scoring team in Serie A.
On the other hand, Juventus is recording the least amount of goals in Serie A with only 7 goals. Juventus has recently won 8 matches in a row with a quick counterattack after putting up a solid defense.
From Napoli’s point of view, which pursues an offensive tactic that raises the line to the extreme, Juventus has no choice but to be a tricky opponent.
This is why Napoli cannot help but welcome the participation of Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae has the upper hand in the fight for air supremacy with his solid physique, but he covers the space behind the defense with his quick feet and adds strength to the rapid development of the attack with accurate passes.
In fact, Kim Min-jae’s appearance against Juventus was uncertain. This is because Kim Min-jae was replaced after playing only 45 minutes in the first half against Sampdoria on the 9th, so there were many concerns about injury.
Fortunately, coach Luciano Spalletti explained that it was not a big injury, saying, “I replaced it as a precaution for any possible injury.” Afterwards, locals in Italy predicted that Kim Min-jae was highly likely to play against Juventus.
The Juventus match is an opportunity to once again make a name for Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae waited for a match against ‘Kangho’ to the extent that he said in October of last year, “The team I want to win the most is Juventus.”
Previously, Kim Min-jae received a lot of attention by boasting solid defense against world-class strikers such as Olivier Giroud (AC Milan) and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan). Even in the match against Juventus, where many eyes gather, if he leads the victory by making a big success, Kim Min-jae’s stock price can rise even more.
Juventus’ main striker Dusan Blahovic is likely to miss due to injury. However, Moise Kean and Arcadius Milik are showing good scoring ability recently, so we cannot be relieved. If you beat Juventus, you can expect Napoli’s first win in 33 years since the 1989-90 season.바카라