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Europa League: Osimhen Is A Replica Of Maradona –Spalletti Speaks Ahead Napoli Vs Barcelona

Europa League: Osimhen Is A Replica Of Maradona –Spalletti Speaks Ahead Napoli Vs Barcelona

Napoli coach, Luciano Spalletti says Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has the same ‘animal fury’ with the club’s legend, late Diego Armando Maradona, ahead of his side’s Europa League knockout round playoff tie with Barcelona on Thursday.

Osimhen is back on form after recovering from a cheekbone injury, either scoring or assisting in his last three Serie A games for Napoli.

“With that header against Cagliari, he proved to have a sort of animal fury which is much-needed in key moments,” Spalletti said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the Barcelona clash, according to Football Italia.

“Maradona had the same thing and somebody else should have it in our team. You can see Osimhen has it when he faces his opponents.

“He has outstanding characteristics and some extra qualities that are not easy to find in other players,” he said.

Recall that Napoli played a 1-1 draw with Barcelona in the first-leg at Camp Nou last week.


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  • Garre 2 years ago

    After una go sey coach Egu dey talk. Who talk reach this Napoli coach? Lol

  • KangA 2 years ago

    Well said, but don’t break our hearts by not releasing him for our crucial games. His manner of contracting COVID the second time was somehow fishy and seemed to contradict scientific reasoning.

  • Sunnyb 2 years ago

    Coaches, media and fans should stop putting this boy under pressure, don’t make him another Lukaku or Torres. Osimhen please use your head don’t buy the hype.

  • When I say special Talent an X Factor, CSN Know it alls go still debate am.. People will say go and find another Osimhen in a Lucky packet or in alaba Market chai na wa o hahahahaha!!.. Mister Spalletti has spoken!

  • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

    Osimhen is the best, with him Nigeria will defeat Ghana easily. He is the ultimate game changer. He is the Kanu, Ikpeba and Rafael Chukwu Ndukwe of our time. Lolzzzz

    • Bro the boy is unbelievable and i have a real feeling he will make Nigerians very proud tonight and fly that flag high. At 23 he is a beast and a leader already

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