Osimhen speaks on his relationship with rival for starting spot Raspadori, hails Kvaratskhelia

Published: October 17, 2022
Osimhen speaks on his relationship with rival for starting spot Raspadori, hails Kvaratskhelia

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has underlined that he has a good relationship with his rival for a starting spot Giacomo Raspadori.


In August, the Blues signed Raspadori on loan from US Sassuolo with an obligation to buy included in the deal. 


The injury suffered by Osimhen in the Champions League meeting with Liverpool saw the Italy national teamer rise up the pecking order of strikers and he made the best use of the opportunity, scoring five goals in eight matches. 


Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has stuck with Raspadori over Osimhen since the Nigerian returned to action last week. 


Speaking to DAZN, via Football Italia after the victory over Bologna, Osimhen said : "I love him, not just because he is now my teammate, when he was at Sassuolo too.


"He’s a top player, a great guy, he has been decisive for the team and we have a good relationship on and off the pitch. I love the solidarity in this team, which is the most important thing at this level."


Another summer signing in Georgia sensation Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been Napoli's standout player in the opening weeks of the season, with a goal involvement of fifteen (7 goals, 8 assists) in fourteen matches across all competitions. 


Commenting on the form of Kvaratskhelia, Osimhen said : "I am really happy for him, he deserves everything he is getting now. He is just getting started, you guys have seen nothing yet.


"I believe he has the quality to make us dream this season, he has big confidence and we are here to help support him. You can see he has been decisive for us."


Osimhen concluded by saying that Kvaratskhelia is even better at training and fans have not yet seen the best of him.


Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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