Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has praised Victor Osimhen’s work ethic after netting a brace in Thursday’s 4-0 win against Sampdoria.
The Partenopei maintained their perfect start to the Serie A season with a fifth win out of five, dominating at Marassi through Osimhen’s brace and a goal each from Fabian Ruiz and Piotr Zielinski.
It was Osimhen’s third goal in the league and has now scored five goals in his last three games in all competitions.
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“We are happy with Osimhen because he works so hard in everything he does,” Spalletti told DAZN.
Despite the comfortable win, Spalletti insist Sampdoria caused his side lots of problem.
“It was a good result, but Sampdoria caused us problems in the first half. Where we deserve credit is for hanging in there, resisting the pressure and then finishing our chances well.
“Ospina did really well in goal during the first half, as Sampdoria pounced on us from the start, but that left huge gaps behind their defence, and in those situations Osimhen is devastating.
“When the game isn’t going well, you have to try to get something from the individuals and that’s what we did.”
Napoli are top of the table with a perfect record after five rounds and Spalletti acknowledges the expectations are rising.
“We are just a football team, we enjoy the extraordinary affection that this city has towards the club colours. We must keep working calmly, because the average for a Champions League place is 80-85 points, which means we are missing 72 points.
“Looking at it from that perspective, there’s a long way to go and many other teams can get back into it.”Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.
In football it is usually difficult to get a tall lanky striker with such frightening pace like osimhen….. osimhen is deceptively quick and also good with his feet……No team will dare attack you carelessly if you have osimhen in your team because a counter attack will be devastating for that team to handle……. this was what played out last night……Sampdoria where ready to play and attack Napoli but that left alot of spaces for osimhen to explore behind them…… Osimhen has never had such space to run into since he moved to the SerieA…..The guy was having a happy day yesterday using his pace to torment the slow Sampdoria defence…… Osimhen and his playing quality will be crucial to Napoli this season as everything is clicking and other teams are getting desperate to attack them to stop their amazing run, thereby creating a paradise for osimhen to play his style of football….. let’s see if a brilliant coach in Italy will device a method to neutralize Napoli’s early season brilliance.
Not only getting a champions league slot be optimistic and work hard as a team to win the Seria A league
I see Osimhen repeating the feat George Weah did in AC Milan in 1995
Win Seria A top scorer
Win Seria A league
Win nation cup with Nigeria next year
Africa’s best player award
Europe best player award
BBC best player award
World best player
Only if the Napoli’s Insigne and others in the team will continue to utilize his potential upfront and feed him with balls.
I wish you injury free season. Osibaba is a goal.
You will conquer racism in Italy and the entire Europe.
Baba God de your back.
Let us just keep praying for this guy. He is the pride of Nigeria at the moment, we need SE players to start winning continenta award again. Haba is being a while now. I want se players to dominate continetal awards.
I want our mid feild players to emulate this zeal from osihmen.
I just believe they are not doing enough. The talent is there but they need to work hard most especially iwobi.
We call God to maintain him from injries and infections, he is a pride for Nigeria ,he might have to develop him self in a tight spaces and also to put a ball in right position when he confronts the rival’s goalkeepers…