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Serie A: Napoli boss, Spalletti talks up Osimhen after historic goal against Atalanta

 


Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, has once again heaped plaudits on Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian inspired the team’s 2-1 win against Atalanta on Saturday night.

The Partenopei extended their lead at the top of the table after the hard-fought win at the Gewiss Stadium.

Osimhen conceded a penalty early in the game which was converted by his compatriot, Ademola Lookman.

The 23-year-old levelled scores for the Parthenopeans before setting up Elf Elmas for the winning goal.

Osimhen now has six goals in his last four appearances for the Naples club and eight in nine league outings this season.

The striker is also now the highest-scoring Nigerian in the Italian top flight with 32 goals.

“Osimhen is a player who has these sudden surges and spurts, but he needs to every now and then also figure out how to pass it and work with his teammates,” Spalletti told DAZN.

“He was a little tired but still created chances, caused issues, and when Atalanta pushed their wing-backs higher with the strikers wide, he was alone in midfield and in those situations can do more than he did tonight.”

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