Victor Osimhen, has faced a goal-scoring drought, spanning four consecutive matches, following his failure to convert a crucial penalty during Napoli’s recent away encounter with Bologna, Newspremises understands.
This unfortunate penalty miss epitomizes Napoli’s ongoing struggles, where moments of promise are repeatedly thwarted.
The 24-year-old Nigerian striker, Osimhen, encountered a challenging match and was eventually substituted in the 85th minute.
As a result, Napoli currently finds itself in the seventh position on the Serie A table, having amassed a total of 8 points from their first five matches in the current season.
In contrast, Inter Milan has enjoyed a flawless start to the league campaign, securing five victories in as many games, positioning themselves at the top of the standings with an impressive 15 points.
AC Milan closely follows in second place, boasting 13 points, while Lecce and Juventus occupy the third and fourth spots with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Last season’s leading goal scorer, Osimhen, has notched up three goals in various competitions this season.
Despite his recent goal drought, he remains undaunted. Osimhen also came up short in Napoli’s UEFA Champions League victory over SC Braga, yet he maintains unwavering confidence in his goal-scoring abilities.
In a statement to UEFA, Osimhen expressed his mindset:
“The experience of concluding a match without finding the net is somewhat peculiar. As a striker, my primary focus is on scoring goals, but I don’t allow such occurrences to trouble me excessively. It’s a part of the game, and I am well-prepared to overcome it. Scoring isn’t the only way I contribute to the team; I am always ready to assist in other facets of play.”
Osimhen’s temporary goal-scoring setback serves as a challenging phase for him and Napoli.
However, his resilience and determination to contribute to the team’s success in various ways demonstrate his commitment to overcoming this hurdle and returning to his prolific goal-scoring form.