Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti insists Osimhen is not a finished article

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti insists Osimhen is not a finished article

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has explained why he kept Victor Osimhen on pitch for 90 minutes against AS Roma on Sunday.

Everyone was expecting Giacomo Raspadori to come off the bench, but instead Osimhen remained to the end and indeed scored the winner in the 80th minute.

 

“Osimhen has these sudden changes of pace that only he can do. When he gets his emotions sorted out, he will become extraordinary,” The Italian tactician explain his decision.

Spalletti however stressed further that, the Nigerian isn’t a finished article as he highlighted what he has to do to become stronger.

“At times he tries to do everything himself, attacks the ball and the goal without realizing where his teammates are. But he is physical, he is strong and we need him to complete the squad, also in the air.

“He is one of the best headers of the ball I have ever seen. We didn’t give him as much service last season, but he was also decisive when defending on set plays and resolving a lot of issues for us there,” He concluded.

Napoli are now on an 11-game winning streak in all competition.

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