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Osimhen: Napoli Still Believe In The Scudetto, Hails Spalletti’s Influence

Osimhen: Napoli Still Believe In The Scudetto, Hails Spalletti’s Influence

Victor Osimhen believes Napoli can still win the Serie A title this season despite last Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to AC Milan.

Napoli remain in third position following the defeat, three points adrift league leaders Milan.


Osimhen admitted he and his teammates were disppointed to lose the crucial game.

“The defeat against Milan hurt us. We didn’t have a great game but of course we are aware that we played against a strong team,” the forward told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“We have analyzed in depth the match and the mistakes made in order to correct them but I repeat that it was a hard defeat to digest.”

The Partenopei played second fiddle to Milan for majority of the game.

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Many have questioned the club’s ability to win the title, but Osimhen believes the team is still very much in the title race and can celebrate Lo scudetto with their fans in May.

“Of course we believe it. Fans too must continue to believe it despite the defeat against Milan. We are aware of our strength and continue to hope for the best,”he added.

” I believe it a lot. We know that from here to the end of the season we will face many difficult games but we still believe in it.”

The Nigeria international also hailed the influence of manager Luciano Spalletti on him and his teammates since his arrival at the club.

“Spalletti has been instrumental in my further growth since he arrived. I can only say a big thank you, but not only me, I also speak on behalf of my teammates,”declared the 23-year-old.

“He has always been good at encouraging us regardless of the results and difficulties related above all to injuries.

” He encouraged every squad player, including me of course. I feel privileged to walk this path by his side and I know that much more can teach me.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • MONKEY POST 9 months ago


    • Hassan 9 months ago

      The right combination for the game against Ghana. Were they in Cameroon for the recent Afcon, the story would have been different.

  • Samson 9 months ago

    Good thing you have recovered fully, time to shake the net some more again, God bless you.

  • Impossible is nothing man!!!

    Continue to improve on your finishing and skill sets in front of goal. Don’t go for every ball, use your discretion to avoid injuries.

  • Dennis 9 months ago

    We also need either Lookman or Moses Simon to join the attack. Thank God Osimen is back in full force.

  • Caleb 9 months ago

    The boys are good. Ghana is scared stiff of our strike force. Osi air power, Odion enigma and Moses 18yard destroyer.

  • Coache 9 months ago

    If Ghana plays in Accra, then we have a great chance to beat them because of the number of Nigerians in Accra. If they succeed in taking it outside Accra, then anything can happen. The same with Nigeria versus SA, they will never play it in Johannesburg or Pretoria but far away because of the population of Nigerians.

    All the best to the Eagles but by the way the match is worth 12million dollars. Whosoever wins will get $12million for qualifying for the world cup.

    Eguavoen is a terrible student of Westerhof. Keshi, Siasia and Oliseh do have home based players train two weeks prior to a home match and they play friendly before the proper game. When they do, they have talking points as there will be mistakes before the main match. The mistakes are corrected and we beat teams silly at home but we went so low to losing to CAR AT HOME.