Before you watch the new episode of Blue Lock, let’s take a look at what happened so far. We will recap the game that ended on a cliffhanger last Saturday. Episode 10 had suspense all around, and the unpredictable events that followed one by one got us at the edge of our seats. Let’s see, between Team Z and Team V, which team is better and who will win in the end.
Team Z is better and would win in a game against Team V. When we compare the two teams, we can definitely say that Team Z, even though they lack one player still has more players that shine throughout the game. Team V has three key players, Nagi, Reo, and Zantetsu, while Team Z has Isagi, Bachira, Chigiri, Kunigami, and Gagamaru who all play well with each other. Maybe only one team member can save a game but overall their team just has more talent, that is spread out throughout key positions. Team V wholly relies on its three strongest members but they seem to use the rest just as a stepping stone and not for their possible strengths. In the end, Team Z wins the game and they get to continue on in the competition.
To see in more detail how the game played out throughout the episode and what each of the member’s strengths are, stick with us and keep reading.
Speed: Chigiri vs Zantetsu
This match that we have been following so far is going to decide whether Team Z will be able to continue to compete in this competition. In episode 10 the battle was intense but nearing the end Team Z was able to equalize the score.
Very early on we notice that Zantetsu and Chigiri are going to be going head-to-head against each other. They both have the same strength and that is incredible speed. As we’ve seen so far, Chigiri has a psychological block regarding his injury. During one of his matches, he injured his knee, almost losing his whole potential career overnight.
We could argue that if Chigiri didn’t brake through his mental block and put his trust again in his abilities maybe they wouldn’t have won the game. This will be something to look out for while analyzing this match. When we compare the two aspiring strikers, Zantetsu has an explosive speed that is much stronger than Chigiri’s. However, Chigiri has more consistent speed over time, and while Zantetsu is initially faster by the end Chigiri passes him easily.
Strength: Gagamaru and Kunigami
This category is where Team Z wins again, there are no other contenders on Team V that can face off with these two. Not that Nagi couldn’t run circles around them, but he is too focused on Reo who gives him orders on where to move next and what to do.
It’s a really difficult battle Team V is facing, on their own, they are really strong players but since they can’t count on the rest of their team, their game falls apart. While in Team Z, Isagi is consistently working on different tactics to try and dismantle Team V’s plan. In the end, their plan succeeded.
When it comes to Gagamaru and Kunigami, the two have incredible strength. Gagamaru is also very tall and can prevent the ball from going into the goal at close encounters. Kunigami on the other hand has a very powerful kick, and when he is set in the right spot, usually eight meters from the goal, he can easily score from that distance. Something that de discovered in the game with Team V is that he can score from even longer distances.
Intelligence: Isagi vs Reo
Another category where Team Z dominated. Reo is a player that is quite aware of what’s happening on the field and how to use it to their advantage. Up until their game with Team Z he hadn’t encountered a player whose talent is spacial awareness and predicting moves after seeing them play out in action.
Reo actually stumbled upon his role when he met Nagi. They both went to the same school, and when he accidentally dropped his ball, Nagi caught it in such a way that he hadn’t seen it until then. Back then Nagi didn’t want to participate in anything that required him to put in extra effort. This motivated Reo to try and get Nagi to play for his team.
Even though he finds himself in the role of the one who looks over the field, Isagi finally discovers, during the match that this was his special ability all along. When he figured that out, and by that time he had seen all of Reo’s plays against them, he could use that and predict what their next move is going to be.
Special talent: Nagi vs Bachira
Finally, we have Nagi and Bachira, they are both in a very special category. They are good at many things and there’s almost a genetic factor playing in their favor. They are definitely in the category of players that didn’t have to work a lot to hone their skills and in a very short time master them. While they are still young, both of them have very impressive skill sets.
Nagi is, just like Bachira, fast, strong, and intelligent. All of these elements we’ve mentioned so far, now imagine them all combined into one person. Unbelievable abilities on the field, it seems as though they can lead the game on their own. If they would’ve gone head to head, we can’t imagine who would be the winner. This is where Team V definitely finds a special spot in their game against Team Z, with Nagi as their element of surprise, he ends up scoring the first two goals in the game.