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UCL: Napoli Boss Lauds Osimhen’s Display Against Braga

UCL: Napoli Boss Lauds Osimhen’s Display Against Braga

Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has heaped plaudits on Victor Osimhen following the forward’s impressive performance against SC Braga on Wednesday night.

The Serie A champions won the UEFA Champions League group stage clash 2-1.

Osimhen provided the assist for Napoli’s opener scored by Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the 45th minute.

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The Nigeria international was a thorn in the flesh of the opposition’s defence in the game.

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The 24-year-old was named Man of the Match after the contest.

Garcia was full of praise for the talismanic striker, who has now failed to score in his last three games across all competitions for the Partenopei.

“Victor Osimhen fought hard and ran, it’s what I expect from all my players, that when it comes time to defend, they all help out,” he was quoted by football Italia.

Napoli will host Bologna at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in a Serie A fixture on Sunday.

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  • I think OSIMHEN should concentrate more on staying around the centre field and box 18. He needs to conserve his energy for scoring instead of doing the duties of defenders only to start running upward to box 18 by this time he might lose composure at times the reason why he has been having almost scoring situation.
    Victor should start playing smart now, he will achieve more especially now opponent now deploy three defenders to mark him.
    Nevertheless I will still vote for OSIMHEN no matter what.

    • Marvins Onyenenue 2 months ago

      I think why you see him doing this is when he is not getting support from his teammates, they should play as a team, and feed him till he is tired of scoring.

      Imagine playing in a team like Madrid or Mancity, To be marked by three defenders means you have to come out from the box at times so you can create chances for others to score.

  • @Cyril, I don’t think that yesterday game will afford osihmen that opportunity. Those Braga boys were very smart upfront that osihmen needs to come and recover balls or intercept passes from those guys. Napoli were pressed hard by those guys before they eventually equalize. If not for oshimen occasion interception at a point Napoli midfield appeared to have collapsed.