Controversy has erupted on social media after Victor Osimhen was beaten by his Napoli teammate Khvica Kvaratskhelia as the best player in Serie A.
“It’s not all about scoring goals” blah blah blah…— 𝐌➐ (@MahmudRMA) June 2, 2023
If Haaland can win the PL player of the year and of course Oshimen deserves it. And it’s not that Kvara is statically better.
Both great players but Oshimen deserves it. https://t.co/jyFrq6o4W1
Some argued that the Super Eagles striker was more deserving of the MVP award, while others said his Napoli teammate was statistically better and the award was based on the numbers.
If you think Oshimen deserves the award more than Kvaratskelia you’re either a nepotic person or you don’t understand football enough https://t.co/j83Ri0SmyI— Jørdy🐍 (@catalanjordy) June 2, 2023
Osimhen, 24, is the leading scorer in Serie A with 25 goals, which helped Napoli to win their first Scudetto in 33 years with five rounds of matches to spare.
He was named the best striker of the top Italian league.
Interestingly, while the Super Eagles striker made the Serie A Team of the Season, Kvaratskhelia did not.
Georgia international Kvaratskhelia netted 12 goals and provided 13 assists in 33 games.
Rafael Leao of Milan scooped the prestigious MVP award last season.
Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti was named Coach of the Season.