Martinez better than Osimhen — Cassano
By Johnny Edward.
Former Italy striker, Antonio Cassano, has labeled Victor Osimhen the in-form striker in Serie A but believes Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez has more quality than the Nigerian.
Osimhen is having a great campaign with Napoli, which has seen the Serie A giants top the 20-team league table.
The 24-year-old Nigeria international’s display has caught the attention of 40-year-old Cassano, who played for Italy and a host of Serie A clubs like AS Roma, Sampdoria and Inter Milan.
When asked to compare Osimhen and Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, Cassano insisted Martinez was a notch higher than the former Lille man.
“If we talk about form, obviously Osimhen is the best in the league. But in terms of absolute quality, the strongest is Lautaro Martinez,” Cassano told Bobo TV.
“If I had to choose between the two, I would take the Argentine, who is very strong, has the quality and moves well.”
Osimhen is the leading scorer in Serie A, having scored 10 goals with two assists in 13 games.
Osimhen, who opened his goals account in a 5-2 victory against Verona August 15, 2022, played 27 Serie A matches for Napoli last season, scored 14 goals with two assists.
Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Martinez has scored eight Serie A goals in 17 matches.
Osimhen will hope to be on the scoresheet again when Napoli host Juventus in a league fixture at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Friday.
Originally Posted By Punch Sports Extra