- Napoli’s captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo comments on Victor Osimhen’s reaction to being substituted.
- Di Lorenzo considers Osimhen’s reaction “unnecessary” and plans to discuss the matter with the team.
- He emphasizes that the team remains united and focused on improvement despite recent challenges.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo on Victor Osimhen’s Reaction
Napoli’s captain, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, has shared his thoughts on Victor Osimhen’s recent reaction to being substituted during a match against Bologna. In an interview with Sky Sport Italia, Di Lorenzo expressed his view that Osimhen’s response was “unnecessary.”
Giovanni Di Lorenzo:
— Lega Serie A (@SerieA_EN) September 21, 2023
Addressing the Situation Calmly
Di Lorenzo conveyed his understanding of Osimhen’s disappointment, stating,
“Knowing him, I know he’s aware he was wrong.”
He indicated that the team intends to address the matter calmly and internally to resolve any issues.
“This attitude is unnecessary, and we’ll speak between us calmly to solve this thing. He’s the first one to be disappointed, like all of us, for not winning, but we’ll start again,”
said the Napoli captain.
Victor Osimhen wasn't happy about being subbed off 😡 pic.twitter.com/OMq82aLMZC
— GOAL (@goal) September 24, 2023
Unity Despite Challenges
Commenting on the team’s unity and focus, Di Lorenzo noted that a similar reaction had occurred a week earlier when Khvicha Kvaratskhelia was substituted in a match against Genoa. Despite these incidents, he emphasized that
“we don’t think about what other people say.”
He reaffirmed the team’s collective commitment to improvement, both as a team and under the guidance of their coach, Rudi Garcia. Di Lorenzo expressed confidence that Napoli would deliver a strong performance in their upcoming game.
Serie A Standing and Next Game
Napoli, the defending Serie A champions, currently occupy the seventh position in the Serie A table with eight points from five games. Their next league fixture is against Udinese at the Stadio Maradona, and the team aims to bounce back from recent challenges.