Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has cautioned striker Victor Osimhen to learn to put his emotions under check in future assignments after he was sent off in the 2-0 win over Venexia on Sunday.
The Nigeria international was punished for violent conduct on Daan Heymans during a corner-kick situation in the 23rd minute.
Reacting to the incident, the Italian tactician warned the West African to watch his reactions next time, while praising Insigne for his influence.
“The expulsion of Osimhen? He has to be careful of his emotional reactions,” Spalletti said as quoted by Ilnapolista.
“He is a strong attacker and all defenders will help each other. He will always have his hands on the defenders. He must be careful. The referee was correct when I went to talk to him and he explained what he saw.
“Insigne confirmed that he was a true leader because he came out in a difficult moment. He had the misfortune to miss a penalty and showed up to take the second. He made the public participate and when the fans entered the field, the ball traveled more.
“In the second half, even when outnumbered, we figured out what to do and I liked it a lot.”
As a result of the straight red card, Osimhen will be expected to miss Napoli’s next two Serie A matches against Genoa and Juventus, on August 29 and September 11.
The 24-year-old would also have to wait for his maiden goal of the season after he scored 10 goals in 24 Serie A matches last campaign.