Napoli coach , Luciano Spalleti has taken out time to explain why Nigerian international and Napoli’s record signing Victor Osimhen isn’t as prolific as many expected him to be after his lone goal in their 1-0 win over Pro Vercelli in a pre season game.
Osimhen who scored ten goals last season despite battling fitness and a failed coronavirus test has scored five goals in two pre season games but it could have been more.
He was guilty of missing two glaring chances against Pro Vercelli in Saturday’s pre season game and Spalleti put it down to his constant desire to put himself up for the team.
Explaining after the game, Spalleti said that he is always running, which makes it easy for him to lose some sharpness in front of goal which most times leads to error when presented with a chance to score.
“Osimhen has the ability to change any situation into an opportunity. Obviously, this running around and continually making himself available to press, it does have an effect on his sharpness in front of goal and can lead to errors”, he said.
The Nigerian international striker joined the Serie A side on a big money deal, having been linked with several top European clubs 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 summer.