Against Bologna, Victor Osimhen missed a penalty before being replaced at the end of the match. When leaving the field, Osimhen appeared angry with Rudi Garcia and raised two fingers at the Napoli head coach, clearly implying that there should be more than one striker on the field in a situation where the home team still needs a goal.
According to Il Mattino, Osimhen and Garcia will meet on Monday at Napoli’s training ground to discuss the incident. The Nigerian striker may be fined for his uncontrolled behavior. The source also said that Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo had a harsh conversation with Osimhen in the dressing room after the team’s draw.
When asked about Osimhen’s backlash, Garcia said after the 0-0 draw with Bologna:
“Even the greatest players in football history missed penalties. About Osimhen being substituted we talked about that, what I said to my players is still in the dressing room “.
“We have a lot of quality players in the squad and on the bench, so Simeone, Politano and Elmas came on. Also, I still have Jesper.”
Lu Phong | 20:52 September 25, 2023