Napoli manager, Luciano Spalletti, says he’s in awe of the potential of striker Victor Osimhen.
The Nigeria international bagged a brace and an assist in their 5-1 humbling of Juventus in the Italian Serie A on Friday as they extended their lead on the table to 10 points ahead of second placed AC Milan who have a game in hand.
Osimhen worked tirelessly in the game and could have grabbed a hat-trick save for the heroics of Polish showstopper, Wojciech Szczęsny. He was substituted off in the 78th minute as Giacomo Raspadori came on for the final 12 minutes of the game.
Reacting to Osimhen’s performance, Spalletti said is still in awe of the great potential the 24-year-old possesses and he’s only excited for what he’ll do in the future.
“Osimhen is such a great striker. I am stunned by the unexpressed potential he has and excited to see what he’ll do in future. There were these two or three balls down the touchline and he has the pace, the skill, the courage and physicality to deal with those situations,” Spalletti told DAZN.
“After all, he smashed his face a couple of times because he goes for every ball. He still has remarkable room for improvement.”
The former Inter Milan and AS Roma manager also hailed the entire performance of his ward.
“It’s a wonderful night because the team played really well and kept the tempo high, which is what we need to do, and above all the crowd provided a great atmosphere,” Spalletti told DAZN.
“This team knew how to recreate the sense of love the fans have towards the club and played in the right way today, so if they do what is within their capabilities, they can play the way they did tonight.