Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso, has urged his players to improve on getting balls to Victor Osimhen following another loss in the Serie A on Sunday at home.
Osimhen was starved of passes from his midfielder, who were totally outwitted by a more fancied Sassuolo side that got a 2-0 win.
Gattuso, who believes in the ability of Osimhen, told reporters in his post-match conference that the striker can score if his teammates give him better service.
He also admitted that his side tempo was too slow, which gave room for their opponent to press high.
He said, “We didn’t convert our chances, we could’ve done more, there’s no point talking about a penalty.
“If you don’t press Sassuolo well, then Boga and Traore can cause real problems.
“Our tempo was too slow when Sassuolo had the ball. We have to keep working, keep improving, and finding a way to give Osimhen better service.”
Osimhen was pulled down but the referee looked away and the visitors took advantage of the distraction to score their second goal in the stoppage time.
Reacting to the incident Gattuso said, “We had many chances, we didn’t convert them, we could’ve done more and there’s no point standing here talking about whether it was a penalty or not.
“That’s the way they saw it, we have to focus on the game.
“These incidents can happen; it’s not my job to judge the referee.
“I judge the team and I say we could’ve done better.
“Sassuolo are a side that make you run hard and we were too frenetic.
“We were naïve on their penalty and we should focus first on being solid and getting the goal later.”