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Published On: Fri, Dec 18th, 2020

Osimhen arrives Belgium as Napoli lose against Inter

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Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen have arrived Belgium in a bid to get back on the pitch as soon as possible from the shoulder injury he sustained during Nigeria v Sierra Leone 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash in Benin last month
The Nigeria forward flew to Antwerp, Belgium Tuesday to solve his shoulder problems.
The 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer’s mission is to work with the Belgian national team’s physiotherapist Lieven Maesschalck, who has previously helped Napoli with Dries Mertenz, Faouzi Ghoulam and Amin Younes in treating injuries to speed up the recovery time.
The Belgian who worked with AC Milan in 2006 has also treated such top stars as the retired Belgian tennis legend, justine Henin; former Belgian international, Marc Wilmots and triathlete, Luc Van Lierde.
The decision to seek Maesschalck help was taken in agreement with the medical staff at Napoli.
The 21-year-old returned From international duty with a shoulder injury and has not featured for the Partenopei since November 8 is not expected to be back before Christmas.
Meanwhile Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso has complained that only in Italy would his captain Lorenzo Insigne be sent off for using vulgar language to a referee.
The Italy international forward was shown a straight red card by official Davide Massa during the second half of his side’s 1-0 Serie A defeat by Inter Milan on Wednesday, after reacting angrily when a penalty was awarded to the home side.
“These things only happen in Italy,” Gattuso told Sky Italia.
“The captain of Napoli can’t be sent off because he has sworn at the referee after a dubious penalty.
“We are playing a lot of football, a word can slip out. Only in Italy do players get sent off for these things.”
The spot-kick proved to be decisive, as Romelu Lukaku converted it to give Inter a 1-0 win and end Napoli’s six-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

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