Napoli manager Luciano Spalleti has explained why Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen was caught offside during the game against Ajax Amsterdam.
After recovering from injury, Osimhen was introduced into the match day 4 clash against the Dutch side and he was able to distinguish himself in the game.
He robbed Ajax’s defender Blindof the ball to notch home the 4th goal and Napoli a 4-2 win in the encounter.
Spalletti said Osimhen was eager to help the team after being out for a few weeks.
” Osimhen was often offside because he was so eager that he started the runs early,” explained Spalletti.
“He is not yet in the right shape to help out his teammates, but we tried to keep the ball more in the second half and use Osimhen’s ability in the air for long balls”, he said.