CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY – AUGUST 28: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Victor Osimhen of Napoli controls the ball during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and LAquila Calcio at Stadio Comunale Teofilo Patini on August 28, 2020 in Castel di Sangro, Italy. (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Super Eagles’ striker, Victor Osimhen has played down his man-of-the-match performance in Napoli’s 4-1 win against Atalanta at the weekend saying ‘what matters is the team’.
Osimhen posted a superlative performance and capped it with his first Serie A goal to ignite excitement and glowing reviews by fans and the Italian media.
The Nigerian’s performance helped Napoli dominate their opposition with Italian tabloid, Corriere del Mezzogiorno praising his strength, aggression and impact which highlighted Atalanta’s defensive shortcomings.
Osimhen’s display also helped allay earlier fears that Napoli might suffer psychological setback after Serie A football authority penalized the Gennaro Gattuso’s team by awarding Juventus three points and three goals after the Neapolitans failed to honour their matchday-3 game match before the international break due to covid-19 pandemic spike.
Osimhen ran over to Gennaro Gattuso for a hug after netting Napoli’s fourth goal in the win against Atalanta, and further made statement through his goal celebration – a support for the protests in Nigeria for an end to the ills of the country’s police force.
Osimhen also played down the importance of his first Serie A goal, preferring to underscore the collective objective of the Napoli team.

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