Sat 14 January 2023 | 8:39

Spalletti: I am amazed by Osimhen's untapped potential

Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti says he is amazed by Victor Osimhen's potential and excited to see what he’ll do in the future.


trashed the second-place


5-1 at home on Friday night. Juventus had won their last eight league games without conceding a single goal.

The 24-year-old


scored twice and provided one assist against Juventus. He now has scored 13 goals in 17 appearances this season.

"I am amazed by the potential Osimhen hasn't put into practice yet,"

Spalletti told DAZN.

"He is devastating on long balls, can stand strong physically and has courage too.

"He's had his face cut two or three times because he never backs down. He almost always takes risks but he's a player who has potential and room for improvement.”

Napoli who won Series A last in 1990, has now scored 64 goals in 24 matches this season and is 10 points above Juventus and Milan although Pioli’s side has a game in hand.

"The only message is to ourselves,"

Spalletti said.

"Juventus are a colossus and that run of results they were on allowed them to go into this match in second place.

"What we said before kick-off was that we didn't want to end the game with remorse or being hesitant. Instead, we attacked in an open way and took control of the match.”

Despite being 10 points behind leaders Napoli, Juventus defender Danilo has not given up on winning Serie A.

"The Scudetto will be decided in June,"

he said.

"We will think only match-to-match; only in this way can we get higher in the standings. Then we will see what happens.

"Juve must always aim for the Scudetto. We must understand that from tomorrow our thinking must change. As a club we know we have to leave everything on the pitch."

source: SportMob

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