The two Italian giants played out a thrilling 1-1 draw on Saturday, with the Nigerian forward failing to hit the target
Retired striker Bruno Giordano is not impressed with certain reports in the Italian media that Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne had a better outing than Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Inter Milan.
Insigne scored the only Napoli goal in the 7th minute from the penalty spot, but much of the credit goes to Osimhen, who won the spot-kick two minutes earlier.
But Edin Dzeko equalised for the reigning champions moments after the halftime break to ensure a share of the spoils.
With his goal, his 116th in the blue shirt, Insigne became the third-highest scoring player for Napoli in all competitions, overtaking late Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona.
📊 Con 1️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ gol, @Lor_Insigne ha superato Diego Armando Maradona al terzo posto della classifica dei migliori marcatori all-time del Napoli in tutte le competizioni.— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) February 13, 2022
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And in his post-match evaluations, renowned analyst Umberto Chiariello gave Osimhen and Insigne a 6.5 rating for their contributions.
But 1979 Serie A top goalscorer and Napoli’s 1987 Serie A-winning striker Giordano is disappointed in Chiariello’s evaluations, insisting that Osimhen was simply unplayable at times against the champions.
“I don’t agree with the same 6.5 for Osimhen and Insigne,” said Giordano, as per TuttoNapoli.
“Osimhen was extraordinary, playing almost alone in front, waging war against everyone. Insigne took only the penalty.”
Osimhen featured for 84 minutes against Inter, had two shots blocked, had one shot off target, and had another one saved by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.