1. Piotr Zielinski proved how important he is to Napoli’s midfield.
The Polish midfielder netted his third Serie A goal of the season, which was enough to secure the victory. The goal came in the 50th minute. Zielinski connected with the ball, loose in the box, with a first-time strike to make it 1-0 Napoli.
Zielinski has played in 23 Serie A matches for Napoli this season, and started 13 of those. The 22 year-old was influential in the midfield today and has shown impact in almost all of his performances. The player’s performance easily made him Man-of-the-Match against Genoa.
The midfielder did well in multiple areas of the game, as he consistently shows game-in and game-out. Zielinski’s ability to set up teammates with key passes and through balls is impressive. He dribbles around opposition and executes short passes in order to create bigger chances. For example, Zielinski found Lorenzo Insigne at the edge of the box in the first half after holding the ball up the flank, and Insigne nearly scored.
Zielinski’s ability to create is further shown by his six assists this season. The youngster also hustles back on defense and gets involved in tackles.
There is an extra dynamic when Zielinski is in the lineup for Napoli. The partenopei will want to make sure the Polish midfielder’s future is at Napoli.