Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso has expressed his happiness at seeing Victor Osimhen score his first Serie A goal.
Napoli hammered Atalanta 4-1 and Osimhen opened his scoring account when he chested down David Ospina’s long ball upfield, turned and drilled low into the bottom corner shortly before halftime.
The Nigeria international was later substituted by Andrea Petagna seven minutes from time.
“I’m happy for Chucky’s brace, but Osimhen’s goal makes me happy because he hasn’t scored so far and he deserved it for the hard work done for the team,” Gattuso told the club’s website.
“Victor was my wish and I thank the President for having satisfied me. It wasn’t easy but we have bought a player who is very important to us.”
Now it’s early, the championship has still begun and moreover we have to live with the virus that has stopped two players so far. We need to be calm and work. Today I saw great commitment and willingness on the part of everyone, even Bakayoko who hadn’t played for months. and who gave everything on the pitch ”
Next, Napoli face Dutch club AZ Alkmaar in an Europa League game on Thursday.