'One of the best strikers out there' - Peseiro hails Osimhen after title-winning goal for Napoli

Published: May 05, 2023
 'One of the best strikers out there' - Peseiro hails Osimhen after title-winning goal for Napoli

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has hailed Victor Osimhen for his exceptional performances for Napoli this season and labeled him one of the best strikers in the world.


The Nigeria national teamer played a key role as Napoli ended their 33-year wait for the Serie A title after coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Udinese on Thursday night. 


Osimhen, who led the line all season for Napoli, was the player that would get the goal that would win them the Scudetto as he slotted home from close range after the Udinese goalkeeper parried the ball into his path in the 52nd minute. 

​The draw was enough to seal Napoli's triumph having established a 16-point lead over  second-placed Lazio, with five games to spare.

Peseiro while speaking on the quality of Osimhen after Napoli's league triumph said to Tuttomercatoweb.com : "Victor Osimhen is one of the best strikers out there. Goal is in Victor's blood even though he's still very young.


"He knows how to score in every way, and he knows how to do everything else too.


"He presses continuously, he's physical, and he plays for the team and himself. Osimhen and Napoli have done something incredible this year."

​The Portuguese football tactician when asked about Osimhen's goalscoring feat also said:

"It's certainly not easy to have this continuity in front of goal, usually a centre-forward finds these numbers later in his career.


"That's why I tell you that already today Victor is undoubtedly part of the striker's elite. He lives with the obsession of becoming the most strong".

​Osimhen is in contention to win the Capocannoniere, awarded to the highest goalscorer in the Italian top-flight each season. 


The 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup winner leads the top scorer charts after notching 22 goals, three more than his closest challenger, Lautaro Martinez who has bagged 19 goals for Inter Milan.



Abdulkareem Abdulhamid



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