‘My Dream Is To Play In Premier League Someday’ – Victor Osimhen
Super Eagles star, who plays as a striker for Serie A club Napoli, Victor Osimhen, has expressed his desire to play in the English Premier League (EPL) in the nearest future.
The 24-year-old Nigerian spoke about this yesterday in Rome where he went to collect the award for the Foreign Athlete of the Year in Italy from the Foreign Press Association, Naija News understands.
The Serie A top goal-scorer said on Monday that he wanted to deliver a league title to Napoli fans but was also looking further ahead.
“A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and strongest league,” Osimhen said.
He added: “I’m in one of the best leagues of the world, which is the Italian Serie A.
“Of course, I’m working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League someday, but it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum.”
Recall that Osimhen joined Napoli in 2020 from Lille Metropole of France. The Nigerian professional footballer has scored 19 league goals this season as Napoli holds on to a 15-point lead in the chase for their first title since the days of Diego Maradona. Naija News understands that Argentina legend, Maradona led the club to their only two titles in 1987 and 1990.
“As a football player, when you arrive in Napoli, you fall in love even more with football, because they base all their lives on the game and the support for the team,” Osimhen said to the press.
He added: “To be able to try to give them something to remember is a big mission for me.
“When you talk about Napoli, the first player who comes in the mind of the fans is Maradona. Even if we can win the Scudetto, we can not compare with what Maradona has done for this club; he’s more than a legend.
“We’ve been doing quite well this season, but I don’t consider myself as an icon until we achieve the objective.”
Asked about racism in stadiums, he called it a “Bad disease. I’ve been racially abused twice, and it’s a bad feeling.”