The player that has risen the most from the Atalanta side in Serie A in the last two years is 24-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners. He has regularly been one of Atalanta’s finest players and one of the top midfielders in Serie A this season. Teun Koopmeiners has been a critical player for Atalanta this season, scoring four goals and assisting once in 15 appearances.
Teun Koopmeiners has been a regular part of the Atalanta side since the previous season. The player attacks mainly from the left side of the central midfield. The 24-year-old Dutchman has played 15 matches in Serie A this season, scored four goals, and provided one assist. The above viz shows the stats of the player in comparison to the other players featured as left-central midfielders in Serie A this season. Teun Koopmeiners has won most of his aerial duels. Other stats where he has been dominant are expected goal contribution per 90, shots per 90, and opponent penalty area touches per 90.
Much Needed Creative Output from Midfield
Teun Koopmeiners has added five goals to the Atalanta side this season in the Italian Serie A, averaging 1.8 shots per game. The player also averages 0.8 shots on target per game. The above viz shows the shot map of the midfielder in the Italian Serie A. Teun Koopmeiners has taken most of the shots coming inside through the midfield. The shots are primarily targeted towards the left of the keeper. The Dutch midfielder has also overperformed his xG till now, scoring two goals from an xG of 1.81. Koopmeiners has scored the second-most goals for Atalanta in Serie A this season. Teun Koopmeiners has 0.35 goal involvement per 90 minutes, and his non penalty xG is 0.12 per 90 minutes. He has a shooting accuracy of 63.16% and scores a goal every 4.75 shots that he takes.
Teun Koopmeiners has already scored four goals and provided one assist this season, a substantial improvement over the previous season. Koopmeiners scored four goals and assisted one the previous season. The player averages 0.3 shots on target and 0.9 shots per game. Last season, the 24-year-old Dutch midfielder scored four goals in 28 tries for Atalanta. He has already scored four goals this season, breaking his previous season’s record of four goals. He has a shooting accuracy of 63.16%, scores a goal every 4.75 shots, and averages 1.32 shots per 90 minutes.
Teun Koopmeiners has attempted 643 passes in Serie A, the most by any Atalanta player. Koopmeiners has a reasonable passing accuracy rate of 76%. The Dutch midfielder has also made 19 key passes this season and created two big chances. He is the main source of creativity and attacking output for this Atalanta team. Koopmeiners passes the ball around 44.76 times during the game and provides 1.32 key passes per game, which shows his creativity with the ball. Koopmeiners’ xA is 0.19 per 90 minutes. He averages 19.5 accurate opposition half passes per game (66% accuracy).
Teun Koopmeiners has worked hard to recover the ball for Atalanta in dangerous areas. This season, Koopmeiners has managed 17 regains in the final third. Four of these 17 recoveries have been dangerous and led to a shot within the next 20 seconds of the recovery. The Dutch midfielder has made 21 counter-pressing recoveries in Serie A. He has made a total of 24 recoveries from the Atlanta midfield this season.
Atalanta will be happy with the performance of 24-year-old Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners this season. Teun Koopmeiners has been an integral part of this Atalanta side. His five goal-scoring contributions and dominance in the midfield have helped Atalanta make a great start in the 2022–23 Italian Serie A season. The Dutch will look to continue this form post-World Cup, create and score goals for his team, and dominate the games from the midfield.
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