Spalletti Heaps Praise on Two-Goal Hero Osimhen as Napoli Thrash Juventus

By: Gyang Dakwo

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti was full of praise for striker Victor Osimhen after his side handed Juventus a 5-1 hammering on Friday to extend their lead in Serie A.

Napoli moved 10 points clear at the top of the standings after snapping Juventus’s eight-match Serie A winning streak.

Serie A top scorer Osimhen was instrumental in securing the win for Napoli as he tormented Juve’s defense throughout the game while scoring two goals and providing an assist.

The 24-year-old Nigerian has netted 12 times in Serie A this season.

“Osimhen is such a great striker. I am stunned by the potential he has and excited to see what he’ll do in the future,” Spalletti told DAZN.

“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.

“After all, he smashed his face a couple of times because he goes for every ball. He still has remarkable room for improvement.”