Exclusive! We’ll Absolutely Miss Osimhen – Garcia

Victor Osimhen defended by coach Rudi Garcia after penalty miss.

Napoli head coach Rudi Garcia has publicly acknowledged that Napoli will be without striker Victor Osimhen for some of their matches npflupdates.com reports.

Osimhen will not feature for Napoli in some of its matches this season due to an injury he sustained last Friday evening playing against Saudi Arabia.

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Victor Osimhen ends goal-drought against Udinese Calcio.
Victor in action for Napoli

The former Olympique Lille forward on Friday went down on the turf of Portimonense pitch feeling some discomfort. He was substituted and, was further excused from the Super Eagles camp as a precautionary measure.

According to a statement credited to Garcia, the Nigerian forward is a big loss to the Partenopei. It wasn’t clear as to when the former VFL Wolfsburg forward will be back, but reports in Italy argued he will be off for at least a month.

What Rudi Garcia said about Victor Osimhen

“We need all our players fit and ready to play and Osimhen out is a big loss for the team,” Garcia told La Gazzetta dello Sport and was quoted by The PUNCH Nigeria.

“He is an important player to the team and we must find a solution in his absence.”

Osimhen who has a total of 65 goals and 15 assists in 111 games in the Napoli shirt will miss Serie A game against Hellas Verona this weekend. Also he will not be in action when Napoli exchange tackles with Union Berlin in a UEFA Champions League Matchday 3.

Mores sadly, the 26-year-old will likely not be available for Super Eagles world cup qualifier fixture against Lesotho and Zimbabwe next month.

In a related story, a top Serie A executive Luciano Moggi, has opined that Osimhen be sanctioned for his unsportsmanlike conduct when he was substituted at Bologna last month.

The 2022/2023 Serie A highest goalscorer, was caught on camera lashing out on his coach, after he was substituted in a Serie A fixture against Bologna.

Most times, actions like that from a player goes with a fine or sanction, but it seems Napoli didn’t issue either of the two after the Nigerian apologised to his coach.

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“Player education is taught with a fine, even if it is (Victor) Osimhen who makes that gesture,” he said per Tribal Football.

“Napoli are strong and the season has just started so we need to put things back in their place. Osimhen is not the owner of Napoli; he must understand that he must give his best.”

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