UEFA Vice President Zbigniew Boniek says Victor Osimhen will learn from his sending off during Napoli’s first game in the new Serie A season at the weekend.
Referee Gianluca Aureliano showed Osimhen a straight red card in the 23rd minute after he was adjudged to have shoved Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans before a corner kick was taken.
As a result of the straight red card, Osimhen will be expected to miss Napoli’s next two Serie A matches against Genoa and Juventus, on August 29 and September 11.
However, in a chat with Radio Kiss Kiss, Boniek urged the Nigerian international to always keep his cool and focus more on the game.
“The expulsion of Osimhen? They are hundredths of a second reactions, scams that can happen,” the former Polish international forward told Radio Kiss Kiss.
“But we must make the players understand that such behaviours must be avoided.
“He (Osimhen) is always very heated; he is quick and fast. But he’ll benefit from this episode.”