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Blanc names Osimhen in category of Napoli stars that can hurt Barcelona in UCL last-16 clash

Former French national team Coach, Laurent Blanc has expressed his admiration for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, stating that the Nigerian international “belongs to the category of superstars.” who can help the Italian champions hurt FC Barcelona in the Champions League last-16.

Blanc, who played for both Napoli and Barcelona during his career, believes that Osimhen is a phenomenal and young talent with ample room for improvement.

Blanc highlighted the upcoming Champions League Round of 16 clash between Napoli and Barcelona, emphasizing the defensive culture of Italian football.

He acknowledged the evolution of Italian football and the challenges Barcelona will face against an Italian defense.

Regarding Barcelona’s recent financial challenges, Blanc praised Xavi for bringing back traditional tactical values and leading the team to victory in La Liga last season.

He acknowledged the difficulty Barcelona faces but believes they can put on a show in the Champions League against Napoli.

Blanc also noted that Osimhen’s duel against Robert Lewandowski would be fascinating, describing Osimhen as a phenomenal and young talent with the potential to become one of the best strikers.

“Osimhen belongs to the category of superstars. He is phenomenal, young, and with ample room for improvement,” said Blanc.

“He can become one of the best strikers. Lewandowski is closer to the end of his playing career and it will be an amazing duel, without forgetting other stars such as Kvaratskhelia, another top player.”

The former France international highlighted the upcoming clash as an opportunity to witness the skills of various stars, including Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia.

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