Vicario, Falcone and others: the future of Italy’s goalkeepers is in good hands | DAZN News Italy

If the Italian national football team for the second consecutive edition he will not participate in the World Cup, it must be said that Italy’s movement is in good hands anyway. Literally though. The problem in attack is something that the coach Roberto Mancini will have to try to fix, but if the first part of Serie A TIM something he told us in blue tones – Naples excluded – is that the Italian school of goalkeepers is producing a lot of talent.

More competition for Donnarumma

The owner of the national team between the posts is Gianluigi Donnarumma, this at least in the beginning is not discussed. Performance with PSG, numbers and young age – luckily for Italy and bad luck for colleagues-friends-rivals – are on his side.

Certainly, however, the former Milan player will have to keep the level of attention very high because young goalkeepers such as Vicar, Provedel And Falconas well as Meret.

Falcone (Lecce) Provedel (Lazio) Vicar (Empoli)
Attendance 15 15 15
Goals conceded 17 11 19
Goals conceded for 90′ 1.1 0.7 1.3
Clean Sheet 1 9 5
Parries 51 38 48
Saves for 90′ 3.4 2.6 3.2
% saves 75% 77% 72%
Goals conceded expected 19 17.4 25.3
Goals conceded avoided 2 6.4 6.3

Guglielmo Vicar: the heir chosen by Buffon

One of the last goalkeepers to walk through the door of the Coverciano sports center is one who plays for Serie A TIM a few kilometers away for the past year and a half: William Vicarextreme defender – and absolute protagonist – of Empoli.

It was spent on him Gianluigi Buffon in the recent past, electing him as his heir among the new recruits and this season’s numbers prove the 2006 World Champion right, even this season.

Guglielmo Vicar goalkeeper of Empoli

Best goalkeeper in Serie A TIM

William Vicargoalkeeper in the Serie A TIM Top-11 according to statistics Optis the goalkeeper who has made more saves (128) in 2022 considering the five major European leagues. Often instinctive interventions, but also authentic miracles resulting from technique, attention, physicality and preparation.

A 2022 of European level

In the calendar year 2022, in fact, always considering the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 in addition to Serie A TIM, Vicario was the second goalkeeper who conceded fewer goals according to those expected by the Opta model of Expected Goals, or with his interventions he avoided 12.4 at his Empoli (55 goals conceded in 2022 with an xG value against 67.4). Only Nick Pope is better than him with 13.7 fewer goals collected than the “due”.

Joy also of most of the fantasy footballers from all over Italy who believed in him, Vicar he’s a nightmare for strikers even on penalties having been the only one in Europe’s big five to save at least three in 2022.

Ivan Provedel goalkeeper of Lazio

Ivan Provedel: the guardian of Sarri

If in Serie A TIM the Lazio he closed the first part of the championship with the second best defense after that of Juventus, he also has a substantial part of the merit Ivan Provedel who, having moved from Spezia to the biancoceleste in the summer, took over as starter between goal after 4 minutes of the season debut due to the expulsion of Maximiano.

Once placed between the posts of Sarrinever came out again, confirming the growth of the last few years in terms of performance and charisma.

In this championship, no other goalkeeper has had his save rate (77%) and only Barcelona’s Ter Stegen has been able to keep more clean sheets than Provedel (11 – 9).

Bravo on the line, a feature that Sarri really likes is punctuality Provedel in the exits.

Wladimiro Falcone goalkeeper of Lecce

Wladimiro Falcone has an opportunity

He said he was inspired by Thibaut Courtois and his first career starting opportunity in Serie A TIM, thanks to the Lecce of barons, Wladimiro Falcone he is demonstrating that value hinted at in his period as owner at Sampdoria and in the past in the lower categories.

Lecce is playing a very good championship and their goalkeeper is certainly one of the protagonists. The clean sheet obtained in the last season of the championship at “his” Sampdoria is the prize for a first part of the tournament played at a high level, performing 3.4 saves per game – often decisive – with the 75% effectiveness.

He often comes out with his fists, but it is between the posts with his reflexes that he has been able to calm down the Lecce defense and its fans, with elastic and decisive dives.

Vicario, Falcone and others: the future of Italy’s goalkeepers is in good hands | DAZN News Italy