It’s difficult without him – Napoli boss bemoans Osimhen’s absence in tough win at Leece

 Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti has admitted that the Partenopei are struggling without their talismanic forward, Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen has missed the Serie A leaders last two games due to a muscle injury.

Napoli were thrashed 4-0 by AC Milan last weekend but laboured to a 2-1 win over Leece on Friday night.

The win re-established Napoli’s 19 points lead at the top of the table.

“It does become difficult without him (Osimhen), because he has this way of running into space, this physicality, he can draw everyone to him and therefore create the space for his teammates,” Spalletti said after the victory against Leece .

The 24-year-old is the leading scorer in Serie A this season with 21 goals from 23 outings.