Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen has earned praise from his manager Gennaro Gattuso after he inspired Napoli to a 2-1 win over Parma on the opening day of the Serie A season.

It was the debut of the Nigerian, who joined the Partenopei this summer for a record fee from Lille.

“It’s not about numbers, but the principles of football,” Gattuso told DAZN.

“We know Osimhen is an added bonus, but we need to run before we have quality, because quality is not enough on its own. We must set out the team with the right concepts and protect the defence, but we knew that Osimhen could give us another gear in the final 20-25 minutes today.Osimhen debut

“Osimhen is a lad who, in the 25 days I’ve been working with, I can tell doesn’t forget where he started from, who made sacrifices, lost his family very young and has the head of a 40-year-old on 21-year-old shoulders.

“I am confident he won’t change, as he has a great attitude and at this moment is a better player than he’s so far shown on the pitch.”

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