Victor Osimhen faces fine at Napoli over angry reaction towards coach

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Napoli are considering a fine for Victor Osimhen after their star striker berated manager Rudi Garcia during the goalless draw with Bologna on Sunday.

The Nigeria international missed a penalty in the stalemate before he was substituted in the closing stages of the game.

But as he left the pitch, Osimhen looked furious with Garcia and held up two fingers to Napoli’s head coach in an apparent suggestion that more than one striker should be on the pitch with the team still needing a goal.

According to Il Mattino, Osimhen and Garcia will meet on Monday at Napoli’s training ground to discuss the incident and the striker could be fined for his outburst.

The report also claims that Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo had a ‘harsh’ talk with Osimhen inside the dressing room after the team’s draw. When asked about Osimhen’s furious reaction, Garcia said after Napoli’s draw: ‘Even the greatest players in the history of football miss penalties.

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‘As for when he went off, we talked about that, what I say to my players remains in the locker room.

‘We have a lot of quality in the squad and on the bench, so Simeone, Politano and Elmas came on, I still have Jesper available too.

‘When we have this much quality, we can’t always have 90 minutes with the same men, especially as we have four games in nine days.

‘There is a team that starts, one that is in the second half and another at the final whistle. We will not go far unless I can count on all the players.

‘It is a positive that players are not happy when they come off, just as it can happen that I am not happy with their performances. It is a large squad, I want to use them all.’

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-Metro

 

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