Victor Osimhen wasn’t in the best conditions and the Striker could have offered the team more to avoid the defeat to Fiorentina, according to Napoli Boss Luciano Spalletti.
Osimhen scored and assisted another against Viola, but the Napoli boss believes the striker was far from his best in the game.
The visitors had a very high defensive line, but Victor Osimhen rarely made the most of those situations as he was marshaled by Igor Julio dos Santos.
“Fiorentina play man against man, Milenkovic pushes far up to chase his man and leaves these spaces we could’ve made more of. If you don’t have the quality to dribble your way out of trouble, then you end up with long balls.
“Osimhen wasn’t in the best shape today, as he skipped a couple of training sessions. He did well, but could’ve done better in these physical duels with Igor.” Spalleti said after the game.
The coach was asked if this defeat had changed the landscape of the Scudetto race.
“Of course things change, because clearly now it’s all more difficult. We have no choice other than to be professional, try to win the next game and see what happens. It is no longer in our hands.”
Napoli lost 2-3 at home to Fiorentina this season, but had won the first leg 1-2 at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
The Partenopei have now lost six Serie A matches this season, five of them were at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
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