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Ex-Napoli Forward Carnevale: Osimhen Needs To Be More Selfish In Front Of Goal

Ex-Napoli Forward Carnevale: Osimhen Needs To Be  More Selfish In Front Of Goal

Former Napoli striker Andrea Carnevale expects Victor Osimhen to be selfish in front of goal in order for him to be the club’s leading marksman, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen linked up with Napoli in a big money move from French Ligue 1 club Lille this summer.

The 21-year-old has scored once and recorded one assist in six appearances across all competitions for Napoli this season.

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Carnevale however insists Osimhen can be more prolific for Gennaro Gatuso’s side but wants the forward to be more greedy in front of goal.

“For me, the Napoli squad is very strong. Together with that of Inter it can challenge Juve,”Carnevale said in an interview with Radio Cre.

“I know Osimhen. For me, he is very strong. I advised him to be less generous towards his teammates and to start dedicating himself to scoring, because he has many in his legs.”

Osimhen will look to end his goal drought when Napoli host Sassuolo at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday (today).

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  • Nwaebonyi 2 years ago

    Correct I agree 100% though he is a good Team player but he needs to be a little greedy in front of goal

  • KangA 2 years ago

    Bad advice. Soccer is a team sport. What if his teammates reciprocate the same selfishness? Scoring one and assisting one in a high-class league is already commendable. 

    The gaols will flow in. 

  • Fuck off . Same you will criticize him if he was selfish

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    Strikers are supposed to be selfish, they earn their keep by scoring goals. Napoli and other clubs wouldn’t have looked osihme’s way had he not scored enough goals for lille and his former club in Belgium. The CR7 some are saying is the greatest of all time is selfish. For osimen to be a threat he has to score goals and often times you need that bit of selfishness to be able to justify that price tag. By being selfish and a threat defenders will be doubling up on him, making others free whereby he can start giving more assists. He just needs to pick his spots when he needs to be selfish and when he needs to be a facilitator. The greatest sport athletes know when to take over games and when to facilitate (Kobe bryant, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Messi, Pele, Maradona etc). Its an art that osimen needs to master and with time he will achieve it. You all remember awhile ago, there was a news story here where it was said that osimen’s teammates were selfish by not passing him d ball. A strikers #1 job is to score goals, if by being selfish u can achieve that by all means, not saying if there is someone in a better position you shouldn’t pass the ball ooo but ur task as a striker is to hit the back of the net. Note, if osimen doesn’t score goals, napoli fans will turn on him so fast our collective heads will spin. He should and will learn to balance selfishness and teamwork. Just my view tho

  • OmoEsan 2 years ago

    Interestingly this idea crossed my mind some days ago when I watched one of Osimhen’s games.

    The guy is a great scorer who plays for his team, but unfortunately the team doesn’t play for him.

    So far he has given one beautiful assist, and his off the ball runs have attracted defenders to him hereby freeing up the other attackers to score, but how many clear assists has he received? One of the very few clear assists he received he converted to a goal but the goal was cancelled due to no fault of his. The only goal he has scored so far, he created all by himself after receiving that long pass from his goalkeeper. These facts speak volume if you ask me.

    We should also observe that from his last game in the Europa league, he’s beginning to fall deep into the midfield to try and win balls so as to be able to create more chances for himself. This is why he was exposed to those challenges that earned him his first career red card.

    Osimhen is young and still growing in experience. With time he will understand the situation and know how to navigate his way around it.Osimhen is a proven fighter and like he fought his way out of his Wolfsburg challenges, he will also fight his way out of this.

  • Sean T 2 years ago

    You’re very correct @omoesan. Those Nappli wingers are very selfish especially Politano and Lozano. They prefer to go for the goal rather than feeding their top striker even when they’re not in good position to score. Only Mertens have tried to connect with Osimhen but right now Gattuso is playing hin out of position where he won’t be able to supply the final pass. Also Insigne play with Osimhen first 2 to 3 matches but since he get back from injury, he has concentrated more on scoring himself rather than feeding him. Yet Osimhen keep working his ass out but his teammates are not helping him at all.