Osimhen: Napoli’s loss to Milan ‘was hard to digest’
Victor Osimhen revealed that the loss to Milan hurt the Napoli squad and he felt that they should have been awarded a penalty in the first half.
The Rossoneri picked up a vital 1-0 win at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona last weekend, with Olivier Giroud proving to be the difference maker in the 49th minute. The win saw the Milanese club rise to the top of the league table, sitting three points clear of the Partenopei and two points clear of Inter, who have a game in hand.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Osimhen first revealed the emotional impact of the 1-0 loss to Milan.
“The defeat against Milan hurt us. We didn’t play a great game but of course we are aware that we played against a strong team.
“We analysed the game in depth and the mistakes we made in order to correct them, but I repeat that it was a hard defeat to digest.”
The 23-year-old Nigerian striker then highlighted that Napoli should have been awarded a penalty in the first half of the match, something that could have significantly changed the outcome.
“Obviously it was a foul. I didn’t try to simulate because if I had I would have got a yellow card. I expected the referee to go to Var, but he didn’t. It’s a shame, but it’s okay. It’s a pity but it’s okay, the referee’s decision was different and we have to accept it.”
Osimhen has made 23 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1593 minutes. In that time, he’s scored 11 goals and provided four assists.