With its great success against Udinese (4-1) on Wednesday after three days of turmoil, Naples "set the record straight", estimated Rudi Garcia, the French coach of the reigning Italian champion.
“We played well this (Wednesday) evening, I am happy for the group, because they had a lot of fun on the pitch, with a lot of chances,” Garcia said on the DAZN platform.
“We set the record straight,” he continued while his team remained with one defeat and two draws in the league and Napoli has experienced a period since its draw in Bologna (0-0) on Sunday. troubled.
The team's star, Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, showed his displeasure when he was replaced at the end of the match against Bologna, criticizing Garcia's tactical choices.
On Tuesday, his agent threatened Napoli with legal action for posting a video on the club's TikTok account, since deleted, mocking the striker for missing a penalty during that match.
In the process, Osimhen removed most of the photos from his social networks showing him with the Naples jersey, reviving rumors of a departure during the winter transfer window.
“I have a very good relationship with Victor,” Garcia insisted. I'm happy for him, because he scored this evening (...) After the match in Bologna, we were all frustrated, angry, Victor in particular, because he had missed this penalty.
“On a sporting level and on other levels, especially on TikTok, there have been a lot of things to manage in recent days,” smiled Garcia. But I can assure you that Victor loves this jersey and that he is 100% invested in our project.
Regarding his future, which could be decided during the next international break at the beginning of October if Naples does not have a string of victories, Garcia was calm.
“Don’t worry about me, I have experience and I have broad shoulders,” he said.
Naples is now 5th, with eleven points, four lengths behind the leader, Inter.