UCL quarter-finals: Osimmen needs to stay out of box, Barresi warns Milan | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Franco Baresi, honorary vice-president of AC Milan, believes the Rossoneri must keep Victor Osimén out of the box and if there is a cross, “they must look at the player, not the ball”.
The Rossoneri faced Serie A leaders Napoli in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“We are proud and happy to be here. Now we have the Italian derby and it’s a bit disappointing because one is out. We respect Napoli and they are strong. I will face them in the best possible way because I know that, let’s see,” Milan legend Baresi told Sky Sport Italia.
“As a football player, I have never played against an Italian club in Europe, but it is certainly different.
Osimmen made an impact in Napoli’s 3-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday, making a huge leap forward. That is why Skye, who was Baresi’s former teammate at Milan, and his sports commentator Alessandro Costacurta, asked the former captain, the Nigerian national team, how he could man the mark.
“As you know, when there is a cross, I think the defender should not be attracted to the ball, but look at the opponent and stay close to him,” Baresi said.
“Often a small touch is enough to influence a striker. Osimén is very strong. He can score in any way. We have to do everything we can to keep him out of the box. Napoli are conscious.” high and must respect them, not just the oshimen.”
Milan lost their only matchup to Napoli this season, a 2–1 defeat at San Siro in September. They will meet again at the Stadio Maradona for the first game after the March holidays.
Napoli are the current Serie A leaders, with an 18-point lead over second-placed Inter and 20 ahead of the Rossoneri.