The partenopei will travel to the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to face José Mourinho’s Roma in hopes of remaining top of the table.
Napoli are currently undefeated in the Italian Serie A this season, winning eight (8) and drawing two (2) of their 10 league games so far.
Spalletti considers Osimhen, Raspadori for AS Roma
Spalletti’s side are the most prolific team in the league with 25 goals, but the Italian strategist must make a decision on who will lead the line among his highest scoring forwards.
According to an Italian media outlet, Gazzetta dello Sport as reported by Neapolitanone of Victor Osimhen or Giacomo Raspadori will fall on the bench for Roma’s crucial clash.
The media outlet stated: “Luciano Spalletti is thinking well whether to put his Jack down immediately or take advantage of his tactical intelligence in the race.”
Raspadori more comfortable with the ball
Gazzetta dello Sport He went on to detail the differences between Osimhen and Raspadori and what each of the strikers brings to the Napoli team.
Raspadori is believed to be more comfortable using the ball and going deep to attract runs from defenders to create scoring opportunities for his teammates.
“Yes, because against Osimhen who is always looking for depth, Jack knows how to come and catch the ball and with his movements he “attracts” the markers trying to create the central hole for the insertion of Zielinski, Kvaratskhelia or other teammates”, Gazzetta dello. Sport wrote.
Osimhen better with fast runs
However, Super Eagles forward Osimhen is more comfortable with bursts of speed that catch opponents off guard.
The media outlet wrote about Osimhen: “It will be necessary to see in the coach’s strategy if it will be more important to start with Osimhen and his ‘starts’ in speed.
Or instead look for the fast triangles from the center of the field upwards in which Raspadori with Lobotka and the rest of his teammates have proven to be very adept at finding spaces.
Spalletti has yet to make his final decision on his starting lineup with the game scheduled for Sunday, October 23 at 7:45 p.m.