Roma coach Jose Mourinho has praised Victor Osimhen’s goal scoring prowess, but has told the Napoli top striker to stop diving to win penalties. Osimhen was on target as Napoli beat Roma 2-1 in Sunday night’s Serie A game which saw Napoli take their lead to 13 points clear. For Osimhen, he has now registered 15 goals and four assists in 20 appearances this season. Speaking on Osimhen after the game, Mourinho said: “He is of the same level as Drogba, but Didier didn’t dive. “If Victor changes, then OK. I’d buy him if I was at a club with a lot of money. “However, if he does go to England one day, he needs to change, because in Italy they put up with this sort of behaviour, whereas in the Premier League, they’d come down hard on him.” “I told him that he scored a wonderful goal and needs to stop diving so much. His goal was fantastic; he did the same thing when we met earlier this season, so he’s a fantastic player. But he mustn’t dive,” he added.
Meanwhile Napoli’s coach, Luciano Spalletti said Osimhen’s goal was top quality only a gifted striker can deliver. He said: “There is everything in that goal, technical quality, character to juggle the ball between two defenders, then he hit this rocket into the net, as he really has got a cannon for a foot. “He has physical strength, accepts the challenge, tracks back to help, is good in the air. He is the complete package.”

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