Serie A: Napoli still dangerous without Osimhen
AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli has said Napoli are still a strong opponent despite the absence of their talismanic striker, Victor Osimhen.
AC Milan will be up against the Serie A champions at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday evening.
Osimhen is currently sidelined with a thigh injury he sustained on international duty.
Pioli however insisted that Rudi Garcia’s side remain a tough nut to crack despite the striker’s unavailability.
“Garcia is an excellent coach and he’s on the right path. He will be without Victor Osimhen but it happened last season too and they still got great results.
“They haven’t changed much defensively, they use a 4-4-2 formation. They still want to keep possession so it’s hard to see big differences. Perhaps Giacomo Raspadori can connect attack and midfield more than Giovanni Simeone who I know really well. He is a good striker who attacks the space well,” Pioli said.
Osimhen has netted six times in eight outings across all competitions for the Partenopei.