Super Eagles star reacts to brother's comments about his current form with top European side
- Victor Osimhen has reacted to comments his brother made about Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso
- The 22-year-old has managed to score just two goals so far this season since his move from Lille
- The Super Eagles striker was on parade when Napoli lost their last 32 Europa League first leg tie to Granada
The Nigerian international has managed to score just two goals following his big summer money move from Lille last summer.
But the 22-year-old has been plagued with injury problems and even at a point contracted the deadly coronavirus.
The Super Eagles striker has gradually returned to the first team but has not been given the responsibility of playing full 90 minutes.
His brother Andrew had suggested that Italian gaffer Genarro Gattuso is not playing to the strength of the former Wolfsburg forward.
And after Napoli's last 16 Europa League loss to Granada, Osihmen took to is Instagram handle to distance from his brother's comments.
He added that he does not have any person representing him and Andrew's comment should be treated as an official statement.
Osimhen said on his Instagram:
“I wish to make it clear that asking for a football-related opinion to a relative of mine is not the same as asking me directly. I love Napoli, the club, my coach, and my team. I especially love my teammates and I hope to continue growing and improving to help the team more.
“This is my official opinion and I ask you to respect it. No one is my spokesperson or whatsoever."
Osimhen is expected to be used by Gattuso when they travel to Atalanta in a crucial Serie A clash on Sunday, February 21.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen has been living his dreams since he joined Napoli in a mouthwatering move from Lille last summer, Napoli magazine.
The Nigerian international might have been hindered with injury problems but has not been impeded in meeting top superstars in Serie A.
After Napoli recorded a famous win over Juventus at the Estadio Diego Maradona stadium over the weekend, Osimhen used the opportunity to meet legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
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