Shocking draw! Napoli striker’s cry “We have to win this game!”

Serie A Napoli pulled off a shock draw.

Napoli drew 2-2 away to Genoa in the fourth round of the 2023-2024 Serie A on Sunday (ET) at the Stadio Luiz Ferraris in Genoa, Italy.

It all came down to defense, and the absence of key player Kim Min-jae.

Napoli dragged. Genoa jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a goal from Mattia Vanni in the 40th minute and another from Matteo Letegui 16 minutes into the second half. However, Napoli narrowly avoided defeat with late goals from Giacomo Raspadori and Matteo Politano.

The local media had a similar assessment.

‘It wasn’t a good start for Serie A champions Napoli,’ said Pichaczewski. On the brink of defeat away from home, they had to settle for a draw thanks to a dramatic equalizer from Politano. Napoli have lost defense stalwart Kim Min-jae, manager Luciano Spalletti and coach and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli for the season.

Football Italia published an interview with Politano after the dramatic equalizer. “It was a game we should have won,” he told local media. It was an ugly first half, and the second half was better. If we want to keep the Scudetto symbol on our jerseys, we have to win games like today.

“We still have a lot of key players in the team, and last season we showed that we are a strong team. We need to keep improving to achieve even more amazing results this year.

There was no mention of Kim’s absence. There’s no way a player of Politano’s stature would say that in an official interview. However, he did indirectly 바카라 criticize the defense for conceding easy goals in the first half, saying, “This is the kind of game we should have won. This is where Kim Min-jae’s comments come into play. ‘Napoli won the Serie A title for the first time in 30 years, but lost big names such as Kim Min-jae and Spalletti,’ the media said.

On the 5th, Italian Football said, ‘It’s delusional to think that Jesus will fill the gap left by Kim Min-jae,’ and ‘Jesus is a promising defender, but he can’t match Kim Min-jae’s dominance at the back last season. Especially when Napoli were on the counter-attack, Kim was a player who dominated the entire game. He doesn’t have that ability.