Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has come out to react to the injury of his Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen. The striker collided with Milan Skeiniar in Sunday’s Serie A tie at Inter Milan. Osimhen appeared to fracture his cheekbone in the clash and was taken out of the pitch.
The Nigerian international was visibly dazed, and his face was severely swollen as he staggered off the pitch at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Napoli coach Luciano Spallatti said he hopes the injury will not last long. Commenting on the injury, Spalletti said: ”He has this swollen eye and couldn’t see very well, so he needs tests. The swelling went up around his eye, and I hope it was just a bruise. I hope.”
Victor Osimhen Coach Luciano Spalletti Worried about his Injury
Napoli suffered their first league defeat as they lost 3-2 at the San Siro. Spalletti said beforehand that it would be difficult tactically to face an Inter side with a 3-5-2 formation. He also complained about his players’ lack of courage.
In his words, he said: “It becomes difficult to face Inter because we have to keep the defence tight and get the full-back onto their wing-back. It becomes trickier if you get stretched out, and you need to use the midfielders on them. We did it properly at times, but a lot depends on the quality of your possession.”
The head coach concluded by saying: “I am angry if we don’t do what we need to do, and I saw a lack of courage in the first half. We need to be courageous and make courageous choices to challenge Inter and Milan for important targets. We need to test the opposition at a higher level, and I hope from now on we’ll have the courage, knowing we belong there.”