Osimhen eager to celebrate Serie A title with fans
By Elegbede Abiodun
With 10 games to the end of the 2022/23 season, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is already relishing celebrating the Serie A title with Napoli fans, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
Osimhen is enjoying one of the best moments of his career with Napoli this season as he currently tops the Italian Serie A scorers chart with 21 goals, seven more than Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, who is in second position with 14 goals.
The former Lille man’s fantastic form in front of goal is one of the reasons Luciano Spalleti’s side are league leaders, 16 points more than second-place Lazio and are on course to win the Italian league title for the first time in over three decades.
In an interview with TG5, the Nigeria international said he couldn’t wait to celebrate the league title with the Napoli fans.
“We are all happy and giving our best to make our dream come true,” he said.
“We are close to the objective and can’t wait for that dream to become reality. Naples is extraordinary, and so passionate. I have never received so much love and I can’t wait to celebrate the title with them in the stadium and in the streets.”
Osimhen missed out on Napoli’s game against AC Milan in the league on Sunday due to an adductor issue he sustained on international duty with Nigeria during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau.
He however assures he will be ready for the Champions League quarter-final against Milan with the first leg scheduled to hold at San Siro on April 12.
“It is nothing serious, but I want to take these 10-12 days to rest and recover,” Osimhen told TG5.
“I hope to be there, but I have also been told and I am convinced that I will be on the pitch against Milan.”