Napoli’s coach, Gennaro Gattuso has defended Nigerian Striker, Victor Osimhen for his poor display after Napoli’s 2-0 loss away at Granada in the first leg of their Europa League round if sixteen clash.
Victor Osimhen was on for Napoli for the entire duration of the game but failed to impress as the Gattuso’s men take a two goals deficit back to the Estadio Armando Maradona Stadium next week.
However, in defence of Victor Osimhen, the Napoli boss said he is not a hundred per cent fit yet as he still has straps around his shoulder area.
He also added that Victor Osimhen needs to find consistency and sharpness as he walks his way back to the team.
Gattuso said this while speaking with Football Italia
Victor Osimhen is still struggling to make any kind of impact, while Lorenzo Insigne was visibly limping during the game
As I already said, Osimhen was out for a long time, he’s still playing with strapping to his shoulder and is not 100 per cent. He needs to find consistency and sharpness to play his game. At the moment, he has these gaps and isn’t capable of moving consistently, as we’ve seen in the statistics.
I think this team came here and did the maximum it was capable of at this moment in time.
Napoli faces a quite difficult task next Thursday as they will try to overturn Granada’s two-nil advantage.