Football Osimhen made a mistake and has apologized-Gattuso

Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has thrown his weight behind Victor Osimhen and said he will speak with the Super Eagles player.

Osimhen was fined by the club after he broke COVID-19 protocol and tested positive to the virus.

The former Lille forward is currently self isolating and missed Sunday’s 4-1 away win against Cagliari.


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Gattuso while speaking in his post-match conference said Osimhen is eager to return back to action for the Naples.

He’s a young lad who gives his all in training,” he said.

He knows he’s made a mistake and he’s apologised. 

“I’ll speak to him. I know how much he wants to get back onto the right track and get back playing.”

Speaking earlier, Gattuso praised his players for their performance against Cagliari.

Reacting on the resounding victory, the gaffer said he was however not satisfied with the outcome of the goals .

We created at least ten chances to score,” said Gattuso after the game.

 “The only thing to say about the game is that it was a convincing, deserved win. 

“That said, I’m not fully satisfied because we should have scored more considering how many chances we created. 

“Not many teams can create as much as we do, but we’re often lacking that clinical streak in front of goal. 

“We should have killed it off earlier – that’s a weakness of ours.”

Gattuso heaped praise on Piotr Zielinski, who gave the Azzurri the lead in the first half before restoring Napoli’s advantage minutes after Cagliari had equalised in the second.

He dances with the ball – the way he turns is incredible,” he said.

 “He’s a complete footballer who has all the qualities and stats to become a top player. 

“That position brings the best out of him – that’s where I want him to play.

” He just needs to be more determined in the final third.”

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