Victor Osimhen’s agent Roberto Calenda has come to the defence of his client after the striker was criticised for breaching coronavirus protocols during the christmas holiday in Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.
Osimhen attended a birthday party without using a protective mask and later tested positive for coronavirus.
The 22-year-old, who is expected to be sactioned by Napoli for his action has apologised to manager Gennaro Gattuso, the club and fans .
“He should not be accused of a family party. naivety, you also need to know the context to get a complete picture of the issue,” Calenda told ilmattino.it.
“We are talking about a 22-year-old boy who has been through a very difficult period in recent months.
” He has been alone for a long time, he has lost his father and with this injury, things got even worse.
“He hadn’t seen his family for months and when he got home they threw a surprise party for him.
“So it’s okay to judge his mistake but let’s not consider it as if he had gone to Ibiza to the disco. He was wrong and apologized to everyone “.
Osimhen is currently recuperating of the shoulder injury he sustained while on international duty with Nigeria last November.
He has scored twice in nine league appearances for Napoli this season.
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