Allegri and Moggi wary of Osimhen’s threat as Juve meet Napoli and Luca Toni predicts Vlahovic may overtake Eagles striker

Allegri and Moggi wary of Osimhen’s threat as Juve meet Napoli and  Luca Toni predicts Vlahovic may overtake Eagles striker

Juventus manager Max Allegri acknowledges that his team faces a challenging task in securing a positive result from their upcoming match against Napoli on Sunday, primarily due to the impressive form of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.

Although Juventus recently halted their four-game winless streak with a match against Frosinone, the victory was not particularly spectacular, and it doesn’t necessarily indicate they are prepared to overcome Napoli.

While Napoli has experienced a less-than-ideal season, their recent resurgence aligns with the return to form of Osimhen, who was away with Nigeria for the Afcon. Allegri concedes that facing Napoli is always a formidable challenge, and Osimhen’s return has added another dimension of quality to their squad.

He said, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb:

“Regardless of last year, Juve haven’t won in Naples for 5 years, it would be nice to get a result but it won’t be easy. Osimhen has brought some certainties back, we know his qualities but like everyone else. We’ll have to play a careful game and try to play the ball into the opponent’s half of the field.”

Napoli are looking to make a late push for the European places and will be tough opponents for us to face.

The Partenopei have been in fantastic form and it is a game that will be won by who wants it more.

Also, former General Manager of Juventus Luciano Moggi insists that the Torino-based club will face a challenging match with the return of Osimhen from the Afcon.

He said, as quoted by Tuttojuve: “It does not become a balanced match but becomes a match between the Napoli attack and the Juventus defence, and here it is a different matter. The Neapolitan team has now recovered self-esteem, even with the draw against Barcelona, ​​and the presence of Osimhen practically gives courage to everyone, so it will be a difficult match for Juventus and a match which however could also end in a draw. However, if you ask me the prediction I see the slight favourite in Napoli now”.

Meanwhile, former Italian international Luca Toni has compared Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic ahead of Juventus’ match.

 Osimhen and DV9 are two of the best strikers in the Italian league, and both are in fine form, making them crucial assets for their respective teams.

Vlahovic is beginning to showcase why Juventus invested significantly to bring him into their squad, while Osimhen has already proven his quality by winning the league and finishing as the top scorer in Serie A last season.

Toni acknowledges that Osimhen is currently more accomplished than Vlahovic, but he suggests that the Serbian striker could potentially emerge as a stronger player in the future.

He said, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb:

“Osimhen was born in 1998, and Vlahovic is two years younger. They are young and can still rise to the level. To date, the fact that the Nigerian has already won gives him that extra means that goes beyond mere technical considerations. Even when we talk about market valuations, I think we need to take this into account. I read that in Osimhen ‘s contract, there is a 130 million clause. Well, if there were something similar for Dusan he would be close to that figure, but perhaps it would be a hair below We’ll see what happens in the years to come. Vlahovic’s potential could, in my opinion, become even stronger than Victor’s.”

Vlahovic’s career has not received a major boost like winning a trophy, and that keeps holding him back.