Napoli boss banks on Osimhen for title defence

 Napoli manager, Walter Mazzarri hopes Victor Osimhen returns to his best as soon as possible after the Nigerian inspired a 2-1 away win at Atalanta on Saturday night.

Osimhen stepped up from the bench to teed up Elf Elmas for the winning goal at the Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo.

It was the striker’s first goal for the Serie A champions since he sustained a hamstring injury on international duty last month.

Mazzarri, who took charge of the Serie A champions last week has kind words for the talismanic striker.

“I didn’t need to be the Napoli coach to know that Osimhen is an excellent striker, I had watched him play!

“Fortunately he is back, I hope he gets his form back as soon as possible,” he said.

The 24-year-old has scored six goals in nine appearances for Napoli this season.