Monday Jul 26, 2021. 09:00
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has been described as a very clinical and athletic player by Napoli SSC manager Luciano Spalletti.
This comes after the hard-running striker scored the match-winning goal in the Italian giants’ 1-0 triumph over the Italian Serie C club Pro Vercelli in a pre-season game on Saturday.
Spalletti has now lauded Osimhem, who took his tally to five goals after two pre-season friendly matches.
“Osimhen is a striker who has the ability to transform every ball that comes his way into chances,” Spalletti told the club’s website.
“He is a generous player who runs a lot and every now and then this intense race can cause him some mistakes, but he is an important player, complete and we aim a lot on him.”
The Italian tactician also praised Senegal captain and defender Koulibaly for his defensive qualities and his leadership role in the team ahead of the new 2021/22 season.
“I like this team here and I am willing to chain myself for everyone because I have respect for the squad,” he continued.
“I have never coached a player as strong as Koulibaly, both as a player and as a man. He is one who tells the story of this team even when he passes in front of the fans.”
Osimhem, Koulibaly, and their Napoli teammates will face German champions Bayern Munich in a friendly game at Allianz Arena on July 31.