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The Nigerian Victor OsimhenNapoli striker, declared this Monday, in a reduced meeting with the media in which EFE was present, that “football saved his life” and his family “from poverty”.
“We have great talent in Africa, not just Nigeria. I encourage you to see it for yourselves. There is great talent, even greater than mine, ”he said in a small meeting that took place at the headquarters of the Rome Foreign Pressjust after the striker received the award for best athlete of 2022.
“For club scouts to go to Africa and see the talent is the only way to help develop this talent. Living in Africa is complicated, football saved my life and my family from poverty. Many go through the same thing, so I encourage the ‘scouts’ to go see the new Osimhen, Eto’o and Drogba and not waste so much talent”, he added.
The striker made it clear that, although Napoli win the ‘Scudetto’ this year, It cannot be compared to what Maradona achieved 33 years agowhen he lifted the second league championship of the ‘partenopeos’.
“If we talk about Naples, the first player that comes to mind is Maradonaand although we have a great opportunity to win the ‘Scudetto’ and to compete in the Champions League, it cannot be compared to what Maradona did in his day. He is more than a legend for Napoli, and we cannot compare. He is an inspiration to us“he commented.
Osimhen also made it clear that this Naples is among the best in Europe and that can compete to raise the ‘orejona’.
“For the ‘Champions’ we have the same ambition as in Seria A, it is an honor to compete with the best teams in Europe and of course Napoli is among them“, he sentenced.
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