Ex-Napoli Star Calaio: Osimhen’s Dismissal Vs Venezia Excessive

Former Napoli striker Emauele Calaiò believes Victor Osimhen’s red card in the club’s 2-0 home win against Serie A newcomers Venezia was excessive, reports Completesports.

Osimhen was sent off in the 23rd minute after striking out at Daan Heymans as they waited for a set play.

The Nigeria international has been banned for two games and fined €5,000.

The 22–year-old is now out of the league games against Genoa and Juventus.

“The expulsion of Osimhen? Already last year it was understood that the character of the Nigerian was a bit too smoky. A strong striker must also have the clarity to be calm in some moments of the match. But the expulsion is excessive,” Calaio told Kiss Kiss Napoli.

” In football we also see a lot worse and without red cards. Aureliano was in confusion during the match also in the management of the cards against the Venezia players. Osimhen’s behavior was instinctive: he was held back and yanked, the defenders go out of their way to provoke him.

”He also happened to push the defenders away because they were holding his shirt.”

Sports Staff

Posted Aug 25th, 2021


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