Osimhen : Nigerian’s Behaviour Negatively Affecting Napoli’s Dressing Room – Report

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, has come under serious criticism following his recent poor form in front of goal; npflupdates.com reports.

Osimhen is enduring a difficult time in front of goal, failing to find the back of the net in over three consecutive matches. A situation which is not going down very well with some football stakeholders in Italy.

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Osimhen criticised over lack of goal-scoring form
Osimhen started his football career on the streets of Lagos; and currently plays in Italy.

According to Naples-based newspaper Il Mattino, via Calcio Napoli 1926, the Napoli dressing room is not happy with Osimhen. And this can be traced to some of the incentives he enjoy as the club’s highest paid player.

According to the report by the media, Napoli’s dressing room feels Osimhen is being pampered and overpaid by the club.  And has been destabilising the locker room, and also demoralising his teammates with his recent attitudes.

The players feel the club has offered the Nigeria international a lot this campaign. Meanwhile, he has not replicated the gesture with top performances when needed.

Italian media blasts Osimhen who’s enduring a poor run of form

Recall, Barcelona crashed out of the ongoing 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League following a 3-1 defeat in Barcelona.

The newspaper was quoted by Allnigeria : “Osimhen , overpaid and pampered by a club that this season has granted him everything (from treatment in Nigeria to extra holidays for personal reasons) has worn the role of the super star without, however, repaying the generous benefits received off the pitch on the pitch, something that the locker room did not digest well.”

“Historically, champions are granted greater freedom, as long as they prove decisive in times of need. In some ways, he is an annoying, but also divisive, leader.

“He also appears capable of disturbing the climate of the dressing room , as when he decided (with the manager and the club) not to even go to the bench with Genoa, after his return from the African Cup of Nations.

Osimhen and Kvara

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“Something that the team has linked to finger. This is also why Kvara seemed dissatisfied, disheartened, without motivation”.

Osimhen signed a contract extension at Napoli before linking up with the Nigeria squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. And that deal sees him earn about ten million euros annually and, of course makes him the highest paid player in the history of the club.

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