The number of games in which Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton & Hove Albion) was silent has increased to 9 games.
Brighton lost 1-4 in the away game of Newcastle United in the 2022/23 season held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the 19th (Korean time)스포츠토토.
Brighton, who scored two goals in the first half with an own goal and a header from defender Dan Byrne, began a counterattack in the 6th minute of the second half with Denis Undav’s pursuit goal.
However, Brighton failed to equalize and instead lost by 3 goals, conceding additional goals to Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes in the 44th minute and extra time, respectively.
With the loss against Newcastle, Brighton maintained 58 points (17 wins, 7 draws, 11 losses) and 6th place in the league. On the other hand, 3rd place Newcastle increased their winning points to 69 (19 wins, 12 draws and 5 losses), increasing their chances of advancing to the UEFA Champions League.
In particular, Mitoma, who played full-time as a starter on this day, was criticized for not being able to prevent the team from losing while performing poorly.
Mitoma did not show much performance in the game against Newcastle, not even catching the ball. On this day, Mitoma’s number of touches on the ball was 27, the lowest among Brighton players who played full-time as a starter.
He only had 1 shot and 15 passes because he didn’t have the ball. In the end, Mitoma failed to achieve the attack point while remaining silent in the match against Newcastle.
After the game, British media ‘Success Live’ gave Mitoma a rating of 5 and said, “Brighton was overwhelmed by the frenzied Newcastle, so there was almost no touch during the first half.”
He continued, “Mitoma looked lively when he got the ball, but it wasn’t enough for the fans. He looked tired as the playing time wore on.”
Mitoma, who is digesting his debut season in the Premier League, received great attention for his sensational performance even until the middle of the season.
In particular, since the start of March, he has been active as a Brighton ace, recording 3 goals and 5 assists in 7 games, achieving an offensive point for 7 consecutive games.
Have the Premier League players figured out Mitoma’s movements now? Starting with the match against Tottenham in the 30th round of the league held on the 9th of last month, Mitoma has not been able to raise an attack point in the last 9 games in a row.
Mitoma, who is having a successful debut season with 10 goals and 7 assists in 38 matches in all competitions in his first year at Brighton, falls into a slump at the end of the season and is evaluated that the next season will be a real test.