Belotti and the problem with Sevilla FC’s goal

The Sevilla team has been missing a third number ‘9’ this season

That he Sevilla F.C. is experiencing its worst moment of the season is something that is not lost on anyone. The numerous casualties that she has had continuously since Christmas have affected her negatively, especially away from home, where she has not won for months. But also the absence of a goal from his forwards, especially in this last stretch, in which neither the magic nor the drive of the Sanchez-Pizjuan It has helped him to get ahead in the last game.

In these last three months, Rafa Mir He has only seen the door three times. In the first victory of the year with his goal against Getafe (1-0), in the win against Elche (2-0) and in the tie in Cornellá (1-1) almost a month and a half ago (February 20 ). To that he added one more in the Cup, on Three Kings Day in Zaragoza.

But it is that En-Nesyri not even that. To see his last goal as a Sevilla player, you have to go back to September 25, more than half a year. It is true that he was injured right after and that he did not reappear more or less continuously until last month, when he returned from the African Cup, but also that in all this time the only productive thing in attack has been the penalty he caused in the derby against Real Betis. And, outside of Nervión, a goal against Malawi in the African tournament of nations.

And if we add to them the footballers who partially sometimes play as the maximum offensive exponent, Munir He has two goals in 2022, the second goal of the derby and the goal of the first leg against West Ham, which was ultimately useless; and Martial it debuted in the first game against Dinamo Zagreb. Although both scored these goals playing with a reference up and not doing it as ‘9’.

All these problems translate into a single goal throughout the last month in the League and two in the total of the duels played by Sevilla: Vallecas de Delaney and the aforementioned goal by Munir against West Ham.

Without a doubt, the lack of goal will be something that will have to solve Monchi in the next summer market. In fact, Lopetegui was going to have three points a priori despite playing with only one ‘9’ in the eleven, but De Jong went to Barça at the last moment. And he has been missed. If not the Dutchman, yes to a third player to help in the hard times that injuries have put the team through. This is how the fans manifest it in the #SurveyHelvetiawhere he makes it clear that a third center forward is missing.

In this sense, there are not a few names that appear on the horizon and one of them comes from Italy: Andrea Belotti. The name of the transalpine striker, who ends his contract with Torino, has been related to Sevilla for months. Although the fact of arriving free means that many other clubs, including the most powerful in Serie A, are also on his trail.

The Calcinate footballer has dropped two of the foreign options that courted him (Chelsea y Zenit) and he has been left with the decision of whether to continue in Serie A or try another League with better prospects. The elimination of Italy in the ‘play off’ of the World Cup and that of the Italian Champions teams encourages the latter.

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