Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen believes Serie A leaders Napoli have an excellent likelihood of profitable the Scudetto this season, PUNCH Sports activities Further stories.
Osimhen thanked Juventus for a ‘good combat’ in a 5-1 demolition of their top-of-the-table conflict on the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona because the Partenopei laid down a marker.
This was described as an assault on the defence, and the previous positively got here out on prime because the main goalscorers demolished a aspect that had saved eight straight clear sheets.
Osimhen scored a brace, and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, Amir Rrahmani and Eljif Elmas had been additionally heading in the right direction, whereas Angel Di Maria pulled one again simply earlier than half-time.
“It was a incredible evening, Forza Napoli all the time!” he mentioned DAZN in Italian, his first phrase spoken within the native language.
He switched again to English for the remainder of the interview and distributed credit score to all events.
“Congratulations to the group, nice respect to Juventus for the combat, we wanted this extra. I’m pleased in regards to the consequence and pleased to contribute to the group with two targets and an help. We need to construct on this momentum.”
Osimhen was requested about Napoli’s probabilities as the sport was straight for the Scudetto, however Napoli crushed the second-placed aspect 5-1, a aspect that had saved eight consecutive clear sheets going into the evening.
“I all the time say that we’ve got an incredible group with high quality gamers and naturally we will not run away from the standard gamers that Juventus have. It was an excellent combat, I am glad we got here first and we’ve got to proceed like this.”
The Nigeria worldwide mentioned that whereas there’s nonetheless a protracted option to go, he believes Napoli have an excellent likelihood of attaining that feat as they head in the direction of the tip of the season.
“The street is simply too lengthy, we’ve got to proceed to observe the coach’s directions and I believe we’ve got an excellent likelihood on the finish of the season,” Osimhen mentioned.
Luciano Spalletti hailed Osimhen for his efficiency in Napoli’s 5-1 rout of Juventus and says he’s in awe of what the striker nonetheless has to supply.
However whereas he now boasts 13 targets and three assists in 17 appearances this season, Spalletti believes there’s extra to return than the Nigerian worldwide.
“I’m amazed on the potential that Osimhen has not but put into follow,” mentioned Spalletti DAZN. “He’s devastating on lengthy balls, he can arise bodily, and he has braveness.
“He reduce his face two or thrice as a result of he by no means offers up. He nearly all the time takes dangers, however he’s a participant who has potential and room for enchancment.”