According to Sportitalia, the Nigeria international mocked them by pretending to cry into the camera.
Napoli fought back from a goal down to defeat Verona 5-2 at the Bentegodi, with Kvicha Kvaratskhelia scoring and assisting on his Serie A debut.
Osimhen admits it was ‘important’ for Napoli to get off to a good start and reveals what Khvicha Kvaratskhelia told him minutes before his goal.
“I’m really happy, it was important to start well. Spalletti trusts me and we are on good terms,” Osimhen told DAZN.
“I am not the kind of player who sets a target for goals. I want to help the team by scoring, the team comes first.
“Kvaratskhelia? Two minutes before the goal, he told me that he expected me to score. We are on good terms, I’ve been here for three years and am helping him settle in. We’ve seen what kind of player he is.”
While Napoli’s strong start is admirable, many will point out that they started the previous season similarly, going unbeaten for many games.
Unfortunately, they crumbled towards the end of the season when it mattered the most, costing them a title charge.
Tunde Eludini is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied International Relations. He is a Senior Correspondent coordinating the sports section for PREMIUM TIMES. Twitter: @tundeyeludini