The key is to fill the line injury of the strikers.
Napoli will face AC Milan in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the 2022-23 season held at Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy on the 13th at 4:00 am (Korean time).
I met Italian strong players on a single wooden bridge. Napoli leads the Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season with 74 points from 29 matches. AC Milan is 4th with 52 points from 29 matches. Their opponent record this season is tight with 1 win and 1 loss. Last September, Napoli won 2-1. AC Milan won 4-0 in the away match against Napoli on the 3rd.
There was a big variable before the match. According to the global media’Reuters’, Napoli’s main striker Victor Osimen (24) will be absent due to injury. This season, Osimen has scored four goals in five matches in the Champions League. In Serie A, he is the sole top scorer with 21 goals. Backup striker Giovanni Simeone (27) is also excluded due to a thigh injury.
Despite the line injuries of the strikers, the coach was full of confidence. “Napoli won an important game without Osimen. I expect my team-mates to play with confidence and trust,” Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti said in a pre-match press conference with AC Milan.
Spalletti then emphasized, “Napoli’s strength is that they have the ability to coexist with each other. There are many outstanding players besides the starting lineup.” 안전놀이터
Even in Napoli, it is unclear whether striker Giacomo Raspadori (23) will participate. Spalletti added, “I’m back for training today. The injury isn’t serious. I’m still checking my chances of playing. I’ll keep thinking about who to play as a striker.”
The selection of Europe’s top defender Kim Min-jae (26), recently selected by UEFA, is likely. He is expected to work with Amir Rahmani (29) as a central defender.
There seems to be no big change in midfield and side resources. Hvica Kvarachhelia (22), Stanislav Robotka (28), Frank Jambo Anguisa (27), and Piotr Zielinski (28) are expected to be included in the lineup.