Serie A: Spalletti Allay Fears Over Osimhen Injury


The manager of Napoli Luciano Spalletti has played down the injury sustained by Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.

The Nigeria international was substituted in the 84th minute against Sassuolo on Friday after scoring one of the two goals scored by Napoli.

The Italian gaffer quickly debunked the injury fear and said it was nothing serious.

“For what was assessed there straight away, it doesn’t look like anything special, just a bit of tiredness because he can’t spare himself.

“When he has this urge to push, he stretches and does these runs where you don’t know where he’ll end up.

“He says he can hardly do it anymore and will go two metres, then those two metres become two hundred because he goes after everyone”, he told DAZN.