Victor Osimhen impressed the former Serie A player after his impact for Napoli following his return from injury against Atalanta.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has received glowing praise from former SS Lazio and Palermo star Salvatore Campilongo following his impact for at the weekend.
Osimhen created the decisive winning goal as Napoli defeated Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta on Saturday.
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Osimhen shines for Napoli
In what was a battle between two of Nigeria’s biggest names at the moment in the Italian league, it was the former Lille man and his visiting teammates who had the last laugh.
Osimhen had been out of action for club and country for over a month after he picked up an injury during international duty with Nigeria Super Eagles in October.
With the Super Eagles man missing, the defending champions suffered a narrow defeat to T, with then-manager Rudi Garcia paying the ultimate price.
However, Napoli received a boost during the build-up to the match against Lookman’s Atalanta when Osimhen returned to training and was included in the match-day squad.
Napoli need Osimhen
Osimhen would make his presence felt in the final ten minutes of the game when he brilliantly intercepted a pass with his outstretched leg to set up Eljif Elmas for the decisive winner.
The goal helped Napoli return to winning ways, with Osimhen’s impact leaving an impression on Campilongo, who is now the coach at Lamezia Terme.
“The team has another weight with him on the pitch, his teammates also feel more serene in throwing long," he added.
Following his assist against Atalanta, the Nigerian has now provided two assists for his teammates this season and scored six goals in just nine outings in the Serie A.
Osimhen and Napoli will switch attention to the Champions League, UCL, where they are visitors to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday. He is yet to get off the mark for Napoli in the UCL this season.
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