Gennaro Gattuso says his midfielders must improve their delivery into the box for Nigeria forward, Victor Osimhen as he rues yet another home loss for Napoli.
Gattuso critically appraised The Partenopei performance in the 0-3 home loss to Sassuolo on Sunday, and said that Osimhen didn’t get enough links in the Serie A matchday-6 game for raids on the opponents’ goal.
The Super Eagles Forward has so far netted one goal and an assist from five games in the Serie A. Gattuso believes that the striker can score if his teammates give him better Service.
‘We didn’t convert our chances, we could’ve done more, there’s no point talking about a penalty,” Football Italia quoted Gattuso to have told Sky Sports Italia.
“If you don’t press Sassuolo well, then Boga and Traore can cause real problems. Our tempo was too slow when Sassuolo had the ball. We have to keep working, keep improving, finding a way to give Osimhen better service.”
There some Napoli chances at Sassuolo goal as they marginally dominated ball possession in the game. The Gattuso’s men had a penalty appeal ignored by referee Maurizio Mariani after Marlon appeared to have impeded on Osimhen:s movement with a shirt pull, and the visitors took advantage of the distraction to score their second goal in the stoppage time.
Gattuso added: “We had many chances, we didn’t convert them, we could’ve done more and there’s no point standing here talking about whether it was a penalty or not. That’s the way they saw it, we have to focus on the game.
“These incidents can happen, it’s not my job to judge the referee. I judge the team and I say we could’ve done better. Sassuolo are a side that make you run hard and we were too frenetic. We were naïve on their penalty, we should focus first on being solid and getting the goal later.”