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Super Eagles coach, Peseiro, rates Lookman above Osimhen

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, says Ademola Lookman is more technical than Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen.

Peseiro who was in Naples to watch Napoli defeat Atalanta 2-0 at the Diego Amando Maradona stadium on Saturday told SportsItalia that Atalanta coach, Gian Piero Gasperini has helped in the growth of the Lookman.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia hit a stunning strike as Napoli moved 18 points clear again at the top of Serie A.

The 11th goal of the Georgian’s debut Serie A season came in the 60th minute, with his twinkle-toed run into the penalty area followed by an explosive finish after he was fed by Osimhen.

Kvaratskhelia still had plenty of work to do and left Atalanta captain Rafael Toloi bamboozled by his shimmying footwork, with the defenders collectively powerless to prevent a masterpiece.

Amir Rrahmani’s looping header in the 77th minute made the points safe, as Eljif Elmas sent a corner from the right into the danger zone and the centre-back did the rest.

“Ademola (Lookman) is more technical than Osimhen, more inclined to create chances and he is now also scoring.

“He’s doing really well this year. He grew up with Gasperini and now he’s always playing well and we’re happy with him.

“He too can aspire to do great things,” said Peseiro.

Lookman currently ranked third in the Serie A top scorer’s race with the 12 goals from 25 league appearances for Atalanta behind Osimhen (19 goals in 21 games) and Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez who has scored 14 times in 26 games.

Peseiro says the geometrical improvements in the two Nigerians who have netted 31 Serie A goals together this term has not happened by chance .

“I would add one thing that applies to both,” he continued.

“It is no coincidence that they have both grown like this this year. This is because they are both within a good game system.

“Atalanta and Napoli want the ball, they want to play and attack. In these conditions, players like this are exalted. Italian football has changed a lot in recent years.”

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