At some point, it appeared the problems at Napoli which currently is a major problem for Coach Gennaro Gattuso was about to disappear, only for him to know his key player will be out for lengthy time.
According to Walfoot, Napoli confirmed Osimhen’s covid-19 status after the test that was carried on Thursday.
The Nigerian attacker who only returned to Italy after several weeks in the Belgian city Antwerp was tipped to return to the first team on January 10th, after the team doctors revealed he was ready to return.
An attack without Osimhen pushed Napoli further down the pillar, finishing the first stanza of the Serie A campaign in fifth even though they have a game at hand against Juventus.
It is really difficult at this point for the Coach who knows the injury crisis rocking his team could land him in trouble.
The worst part is, Napoli only managed to score 27 goals in 13 Serie A matches. Meaning they have poor form in the attack compared to teams like AC Milan and AS Roma.
What will be the fate of Gattuso if Osimhen stays longer than usual on the sidelines with the latest development
In his absence, the attack had a rough time since they could not score many goals. At least the major reason the Partenopei spent the huge sum to acquire his services was goals.
Lozano Hirving, Lorenzo Insigne and Andrea Petagna are the most productive attackers. They had tough times in front of the goal post, leading to the club’s inability to score too many goals as they expected to.
The results from their last five games
Napoli 1-1, Lazio 2-0 Napoli, Inter 1-0 Napoli, Napoli 2-1 Sampdoria, Napoli 1-1 Real Sociedad.
This clearly shows there was a problem with the rate of goals scored in the team.
The only solution for Gattuso since Osimhen is out with Covid-19, he should work on the front line properly and hope Mertens and Victor to return on time.