Napoli coach Rudi Garcia criticises Victor Osimhen after loss to Lazio

Napoli head coach Rudi Garcia was disappointed with Victor Osimhen’s performance in the club’s home defeat to Lazio.

Garcia particularly expressed his dissatisfaction with Osimhen’s second-half performance, as Napoli suffered their first league defeat of the season.

Despite his efforts, Osimhen was unable to find the back of the net as Napoli lost 2-1 to Lazio at the Diego Maradona Stadium.

While some critics, primarily from the Italian media, have raised questions about Osimhen’s contribution in the match, it’s worth noting that statistical analysis presents a different perspective. Sofascore, for instance, ranked Osimhen as Napoli’s second-best player in the encounter against Lazio.

“He (Osimhen) also dropped off in the second half, in the first he didn’t have any sensational opportunities,” said Garcia.

“He is always a burden for the opposing defense, he creates spaces for others.

“We had opportunities, ambitions, and we were aggressive. But in the second half, none of my players were up to the team’s standards.”