Osimhen says Napoli’s Kvaratskhelia is ‘just getting started’


Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is “just getting started” and “has the quality to make Napoli dream this season”, according to team-mate Victor Osimhen.

Kvaratskhelia, who joined from Dinamo Batumi in July, has played an instrumental role in the Partenopei’s blistering start to the season.

The Georgia international has scored seven goals and provided eight assists in all competitions as Luciano Spalletti’s side have raced to the Serie A summit, while qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with two matches to spare.

The 21-year-old registered his eighth direct goal involvement of the Serie A campaign by setting up substitute Osimhen for the winner as Napoli defeated Bologna 3-2 at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Sunday.

“I am really happy for him, he deserves everything he is getting now,” Osimhen told DAZN of Kvaratskhelia. “He is just getting started, you guys have seen nothing yet.

“I believe he has the quality to make us dream this season, he has big confidence, and we are here to help support him. You can see he has been decisive for us.”