Osimhen said in a statement in the capital Rome, where he received Italy’s foreign player of the year award from the Foreign Press Association, that he wanted to give the league title to Napoli fans but was also looking forward to it. His future.
The 24-year-old striker added: “The Premier League is considered by many around the world to be the best and strongest league. But I’m in one of the five best leagues in the world, which is Serie A.”
“Of course I’m working hard to fulfill my dream of playing in the Premier League one day, but this is a phase and I want to continue this momentum,” he added.
Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in France in 2020. Having scored 19 goals in the league so far this season, his star side, led by Argentine legend Diego Maradona, led his side by 15 points to a 15-point lead over his closest followers, Inter, in their quest for their first league title since 1990.
And Osimhen added, “As a football player, when you come to Naples, you love football even more because people’s lives here depend on football and supporting the team.”
“It’s a big job for me to try and give them something to remember,” he added.
Maradona led the team to only two titles in 1987 and 1990.
He continued, “When talking about Napoli, Maradona is the first player that comes to mind for the fans. Even if we won the Scudetto, it can’t compare to what Maradona did for this club, he was a great player. Legendary.”
“We’ve done a good job this season, but I don’t consider myself a symbol until we get a goal,” he explained.
When asked about racism in stadiums, he added, “It’s a bad disease. I’ve been the victim of racist abuse twice and it’s a bad feeling.”
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