The Italian forward was assured of scoring a goal until the Super Eagle made contact before crossing the goal line
Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has hinted that he is not angry about Nigeria’s forward Victor Osimhen, who tackled the former’s goal and had a touch to score a goal against Udinese.
In the match against the hosts at the Dacia Arena in Udine, the charges in Naples won 4-0 thanks to goals from Osimhen, Amir Rrahmani, Kalidou Koulibaly and Mario Rui.
But it was the Osimhen goal that raised eyebrows.
Because he did not score a Serie A goal this season, the West African stole his team – mate’s goal.
The Italians cried the Udinese keeper and the ball was destined for the back of the net, but the Nigerian goal scorer had a touch before it crossed the border and ensured the goal was behind his name.
When the captain was asked about his feelings about the incident, the skipper insisted that the most important thing is that the team wins and goes to the top of the standings with maximum points from four games played.
“Good game, good performance, good victory, but that’s enough, now the first place counts for nothing,” Insigne told DAZN. IlNapoliOnline.
‘We work well, the coach tries to get the best out of each of us. No matter who scores, my goal comes, it’s good, even if it’s Osimhen’s goal!
“It’s not easy to come to Udine and score four goals; we just have to keep doing what we do. Yes, the numbers look like the numbers of [Maurizio] Sarri’s Napoli, but when we look at the numbers, we finally relax.
“We have to follow the coach, he really gives us a lot.”
Napoli have scored 10 goals and conceded two so far, and 12 points from their four games. Inter Milan are second on the table with 10 points, the same as rivals AC Milan, who are third due to their inferior goal difference.