Coach of Napoli Gennaro Gattuso says the contribution of Victor Osimhen in their 6-0 win over Genoa goes beyond the assist he provided in the Serie A game.
Gattuso handed Osimhen his first start and although the 21 year old failed to get among the goals, the coach hinted that his presence was pivotal to the goals scored.
The coach was quick to point out that the forward gave his side focus in attack with his direct running , skills and power and all that made it possible for the team to play as they wanted to hence the win.
Napoli’s next games will be against Juventus and all eyes will be on the table topping side after their perfect start to the season with two win in two while the Champions drew 2-2 against Roma yesterday.
“It’s an option we have, although I must say that playing like this takes something away in terms of possession.
“We have a lot of attacking and young players who get excited about this kind of formation. But, as I’ve said, the search for balance is important.
“This year we have a centre forward who gets us up the pitch. [Victor] Osimhen is involved in almost all our attacking play and that shows his value.
“I don’t know to what extent we’re seeing the Napoli I want. What I certainly want is the same intensity in both the defensive and attacking phases. I would like both to be optimal, but in the meantime we have to work and we’ll do the best we can one game at a time.”