Naples, injury for Victor Osimhen. Bad news for Napoli, the Neapolitans’ centre-forward, who has returned from the Nigeria national team, has actually picked up a distraction injury to the adductor of his left leg. An injury that will certainly not allow him to be available for Sunday night’s game against Milan. Lecce will almost certainly be absent as well, trying everything to recover from the Champions League quarter-finals first leg against Milan again. At the moment, however, it is still considered endangered for April 12, while the planned return on April 18 is more likely Maradona the second leg takes place at the Rossoneri. An ugly tile for Luciano Spalletti who has to rely on Giovanni Simeone.
Naples, injury for Victor Osimhen: the casting for the replacement has started
The feeling is that he can play John Simeon from the first minute to the center of the Neapolitan attack. Definitely Sunday, but also keep an eye out for Giacomo Raspadori, who has already come in handy on more than one occasion with Victor Osimhen’s first injury of the season.
The two are likely to take turns, as has happened in the past, awaiting the full recovery of the Nigerian centre-forward who, as mentioned, will be out for at least a couple of weeks. The news of the muscular problems of La Liga’s top scorer has thrown the Neapolitan fans into a crisis, aware that the fate of leaders Napoli has depended largely on the goals of the attacker, who arrived from Lille in the summer of 2020.
Napoli, injury for Victor Osimhen: what changes in the offensive mechanisms?
Forward, who can play in the whole offensive, prefers the role of center forward and often digs deep. Possess high speed, physical strength and good finishing skills, He also proved to be an excellent header with excellent height. Use assists from Kvicha Kvaratskhelia and Irving Lozano (or Matteo Politano) and midfielders’ vertical launches to be deadly.
Giovanni Simeone is a different player, he’s in the penalty area a lot and not really a counterattack. His characteristics are very reminiscent of the late Paolo Rossi. With him on the field, Napoli are forced to play a more agile and sensible game.
Giacomo Raspadori is a versatile forward who can play all offensive roles. He can be used as a centre-forward, he’s a talent for close-ranged combat, but he’s not a real striker. Placed in the middle of the field, he would force the team to hole in the center and swear off playing on the flanks as he is not a giant.