Former Italian international Mario Balotelli says Victor Osimhen should have taken the penalty in Napoli’s 4-1 win over Udinese two days ago, OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Osimhen who was among the goals in the 4-1 win passed on the chance to score from the spot. The Napoli designated penalty taker het Piotr Zielinski take the kick after the controversy that his last penalty miss had generated.
A TikTok video posted on the official handle of Napoli mocked the forward for the spot kick he missed over the weekend against Bologna, and it led to a lot of backlash on the club, with the player also unhappy over the video making the club to delete it from the handle, and also tendered an apology yesterday via an official statement.
Balotelli said Osimhen shouldn’t have bothered about the entire incident and should have taken the spot kick in the last game, saying he felt disappointed in Osimhen who is his personal friend.
“Osimhen is a friend of mine, I greet him, but in the penalty against Udinese he disappointed me a bit. He should have kicked and not Zielinski. That video is meaningless. Victor has personality, there’s no denying that. The goal he scores is complicated, don’t think it’s easy. Didn’t he rejoice? He did well, he copies me (laughs, ed.).” the former AC Milan forward told TV Play.