Nigeria Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes Osimhen needs nothing but regular playing time.
Meanwhile his national team coach Rohr, has expressed wonderful reviews on the former Ultimate Strikers Academy striker.
”Of course, we are talking about a scorer, a player of power and speed. He is a fighter, he never accepts defeat, he always wants to win, even in training matches,”Rohr told Radio Punto Nuovo.
”During the last African Cup, he didn’t play very much, he had a very important player for Nigeria like Ighalo in front of him. When, however, Ighalo was forced to stop for an injury, Osimhen had his chance.
“Victor fought all week, training hard, but without ever giving problems to me or teammates if he remained on the bench.
“Victor has a great player mentality. And often, in our chats, I advised him to take an important step and go to a level club, where he can find the right space to play continuously and grow.
Coming into the Napoli team, the 21-year-old is expected to face unkind playing competition with the likes of Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon, Hirving Lozano, and Arkadiusz Milik. Though at least two of these strikers have done enough to attract interest elsewhere.
“He is a guy who loves to work hard and who needs to be in constant competition. I hope Victor talks about it with Gattuso and can then find the right role within the Napoli project,” concluded the German coach.
Meanwhile, Napoli have a Serie A meeting with AS Roma on Sunday afternoon.