Rudy Garcia in the front row at the premiere. After scoring a goal against Genoa, he shouted about it. It seems that “Toto is looking for a house,” but he has a house: 20 meters from the door.
Genoa 09/16/2023 – Serie A football championship / Genoa-Napoli / photo Matteo Gribaudi/Image Sports in the photo: Giacomo Raspadori’s goal celebration
Raspadori’s uncertainty is frustrating. The story of a striker who no longer knows what language to speak. Last night he decided to show it to his coach, since he did not have time to see his performances in the national team. And not to leave anything to chance, he repeated this in post-match interviews. First in the sky:
“I grew up as a center forward and I always liked that position. I feel natural there, whereas I have always played other roles, I always make myself available, I have the intelligence to understand what the space is.”
And then Daznu:
“I feel natural as a first striker because that’s what I’ve been doing since I was a kid. But I’m always available to the team and the coach, that’s who I am, and I think that’s a positive aspect.”
A goal that is a gem and at the same time a flat slap in the face aimed at his team. And indeed, a few minutes later Politano equalized the score. But it was Spalletti’s protégé who angrily greeted Cajuste’s support, turned and struck for less than seven.
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On that bad night for Osimhen, he was the light of Naples. The misunderstood footballer who looks like this: “Toto is looking for a home.” But he has a house and is located 20 meters from the opponent’s gate. However, the boy’s disappointment reached extremes:
“If I didn’t smile it was because we gave Genoa time, scoring goals is always nice, we could have approached the match differently, we need to take the positives.”
Garcia seems to be doing him a favor by putting him on the wing, then as a midfielder, and then as a second striker. The important thing is to let him play until you say otherwise. If he doesn’t score, it’s his fault. Command distortion means exactly that. Without being able to understand the human capital available. Raspadori is indeed an atypical striker, but he is still a first striker. Insisting and putting him in different positions means forcing changes that Jack does not have in his hands.
Raspadori is neither Osimhen nor Simeone, but for this very reason he is a fundamental player for Napoli. If De Laurentiis, the enlightened president, wants to improve his player, then he better act, including in anticipation of the future sale of Osimhen. So why not make a movie like I Am Legend? Instead of Will Smith, replace Raspadori and change the title to “I’m a Striker.” Rudy Garcia in the front row at the premiere.