Osimhen and Rudi Garcia in Toxic Island following Napoli’s poor form


Napoli’s manager, Rudi Garcia has addressed the situation involving Victor Osimhen after both were caught on camera in a heated argument following the goalless draw against Bologna.

Garcia also insisted that Osimhen remains the designated penalty taker for his side despite missing one against Bologna.


The result means that Napoli has now gone three Serie A games without a win, raising doubts about their ability to defend their Scudetto title.

Now, fingers are being pointed in different directions, and doubt have also been extended to Garcia’s managerial capabilities.

During the game, Garcia substituted Osimhen late, which led to the Nigerian expressing his frustration with the decision.

Osimhen argued that keeping two strikers on the field would have been a more sensible choice when Napoli needed a goal, especially since he had missed a penalty earlier in the match.

After the match, Garcia addressed the controversy:

“The missed penalty happens to the greatest players in the history of football. Then I obviously spoke to him about his exit, but what I said to him and the team remains in the locker room.

“I may not be happy with their performance, but we are a squad with many players, and therefore, obviously, everyone must be used. He is the penalty taker.”

Victor Osimhen has somewhat struggled this season as he has failed to score for the club in consecutive games since scoring a hat-trick against Sao Tomé in the AFCON qualifiers.

But Osimhen is not the only star struggling under Rudi Garcia, as Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has also failed to find the net under Garcia’s management.


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