African players abroad Excellent striker – Napoli boss Spaletti lavishes praise on Victor Osimhen

Osimhen Spaletti

Napoli head coach Luciano Spaletti was full of praise for Victor Osimhen after the Nigerian striker scored a brace to hand the Italian side to their first-ever UEFA Champions league quarter-finals ticket.

The 24-year old is outstanding this season and continues to boss things both in Serie A and in Champions league for the Partenopei.

osimhen scored twice in the last 16 reverse leg against Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night to help his side win 3-0 and advance to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

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Speaking after the game, Luciano Spaletti labelled Osimhen as an excellent striker.

“He is an excellent striker who can be a bit of a soloist and makes these sudden surges, but he also has to combine with the rest of the team”, Spalletti told Sky Italia.

“He is starting to do that now and we are very happy.”

In addition, Osimhen has 23 goals and 5 assists to his name in 28 appearances across all competitions this season.

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