Victor Osimhen was on target as Napoli thrashed newly promoted Monza 4-0 in a Serie A clash at the Stadio Diego Maradona on Sunday evening.
The Nigeria international, who scored the second goal in the 45th of the game, was substituted with with barely six minutes left on the clock. Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti decided to let Adam Ounas take over. But the Super Eagles striker did not appear pleased with the decision.
However, after the encounter, Osimhen explained to the press that he was not angry at being replaced.
“It has nothing to do with the change. But I wanted to motivate the team even more.” The 23-year-old maintained regarding his unpleasant attitude as he left the pitch.
With his second goal in as many league matches so far this term, the Super Eagle striker was delighted and impressed with the performance of his Napoli teammates.
“It was a great performance. I’m proud of how this team responded from the first to the last minute.”
The former Lille lad also directed kind words at Georgian playmaker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, who netted a brace in the encounter.
“We will continue to work to build the understanding even more. He (Kvaratskhelia) is a player who can give a lot and help us win games.”
Despite the departure of several leading figures this summer, Napoli have not faltered, winning two in two.
Il Partenopei finished third in Serie A last season. And the arrival of Giovanni Simeone and Giacomo Raspadori can only strengthen Spalletti’s men.
Napoli have scored nine goals in only two matches and currently sit on top of the league table on goal difference ahead of Inter Milan.