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Soccer News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Romelu Lukaku rates Osimhen, Spalleti highly ahead of Inter, Napoli clash

Victor Osimhen with Luciano Spalletti Victor Osimhen with Luciano Spalletti

Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku was full of praises for Nigerian, Victor Osimhen ahead of the Serie A clash with Napoli.

The Nerazzuri host Napoli at the Guiseppe Meazza on Wednesday, January 4 with both sides desperately in need of the three points.

Speaking ahead of the game, Lukaku told Sky Sports that Napoli isn’t a pushover, especially with Victor Osimhen in the side.

“Napoli have a really strong coach, they are doing a great job, they have a lot of great players. They are in a good moment, they have Osimhen who scores a lot of goals, (Khvicha) Kvaratskhelia who is very strong.

“He (Osimhen) is really strong, he is the best now. We have to be honest; he’s doing really well, and Napoli are first in the table. We have respect but not fear.”

Osimhen has nine goals and two assists in 11 Serie A games for the league leaders, while Lukaku is struggling for form since his loan switch to Inter Milan.