The newly appointed boss of the Italian Champion Napoli, Walter Mazzari has revealed the reason Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen started the Champions League game on the bench.
Despite returning to action last weekend against Atalanta, Osimhen was on the bench in the league Champions League match against Real Madrid.
He came into the game in the second half but his inclusion counted for little as they lost 4-2 in Spain.
Mazzarri during a post-match conference said they don’t want to rush the Nigerian International.
“He had 20-25 minutes in his legs with Atalanta at the weekend, we could not risk a relapse and so he is being reintroduced gradually,” he said.
Osimhen is likely to be involved from the beginning this weekend when the Italian Serie A resumes.