Serie A: Napoli boss unhappy with Osimhen’s performance in defeat to Lazio


Napoli manager, Rudi Garcia has expressed dissatisfaction with Victor Osimhen’s performance in the club’s defeat to Lazio at the weekend.


The Serie A champions suffered their first defeat of the campaign, going down 2-1 against Mauricio Sarri’s side at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

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Osimhen failed to score for the first time this season, having netted thrice in the Partenopei’s previous two league games.

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Garcia acknowledged Osimhen’s impressive first half performance but stated that the Nigerian didn’t measure up to standard after the break.



“He (Osimhen) also dropped off in the second half, in the first he didn’t have any sensational opportunities.


“He is always a burden for the opposing defense, he creates spaces for others. We had opportunities, ambitions, and we were aggressive. But in the second half, none of my players were up to the team’s standards,” Garcia was quoted by Tutto Napoli.


Osimhen is expected to be on international duty with Nigeria this weekend.


Napoli will travel to Genoa for their next Serie A clash after the international break.

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