Insigne dismisses talk of being angry at Osimhen for ‘stealing’ his goal

Sep 22, 2021 | Sports


Lorenzo Insigne, the captain of Napoli, has dismissed reports that he is unhappy with Victor Osimhen for ‘stealing’ a goal-bound shot from the Italian forward.

Prior to the match on Monday night, Insigne had only scored once in Serie A, while Osimhen has yet to score in the league this season.

In the 23rd minute, the Blues captain felt he had scored his second league goal with a wonderful lob over the Udinese goalie.

However, Osimhen dashed in just before the ball crossed the line to score his first goal of the season and Napoli’s first of the night.

Rrahmani, Koulibaly, and Lozano scored three more goals to help Luciano Spalletti’s side to a resounding victory over Udinese and a place atop the Serie A standings.

After the game, Insigne was questioned if he had any resentment toward Osimhen for denying him another spot on the scorer’s chart.

However, Napoli’s captain stated that he was more thrilled with leading his club to another league victory.

According to Il Napoli Online, Insigne told DAZN, “It doesn’t matter who scores.”

“My goal will come, it’s okay even if the goal is given to Osimhen! It is not easy to come to Udine and score 4 goals, we just have to keep doing what we are doing.”

However, Osimhen’s latest goal propelled Napoli into Serie A history, as the Neapolitans became only the third team, after Juventus and Milan, to score in at least 30 consecutive games.



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