Osimhen and Garcia Patch Things Up After Bologna Game

Victor Osimhen won’t be fined for his reaction toward Rudi Garcia while being subbed off in Sunday’s nil-nil tie with Bologna. The striker publicly criticized the boss, inviting him to use two pure strikers together rather than replacing him with Giovanni Simeone.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the two cleared the air at the Castelvolturno training center on Monday. The striker didn’t apologize per se but explained he didn’t mean to be disrespectful toward the coach. He did it in front of his teammates. He added that the suggestion came from his desire to win and belief he could have redeemed himself after missing a penalty kick.

Napoli let it known that the matter has been handled in their opinion. Therefore, Osimhen and Garcia are ready to move on and focus on the upcoming matches. The Partenopei will face Udinese on Wednesday and then Lecce on Saturday. They haven’t won in three straight Serie A tilts, drawing twice, and already trail league-leading Inter by seven points.

The Nigerian marksman scored three goals in the first two fixtures of the season. However, he hahasn’troduced since, even though he has come very close on a few occasions. He sent a potential game-winning PK wide on Sunday.

Per SportMediaset, Giovanni Di Lorenzo backed the coach during“the affair,”underlining that this kind of behavior was “unnecessary” in his post-match remarks.

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