Cavani: What makes Osimhen different

Cavani: What makes Osimhen different
Valencia's striker Edinson Cavani (L) warms up ahead of the Spanish LaLiga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Valencia FC held at Civitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, central Spain, 18 March 2023. EPA/Rodrigo Jimenez

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday May 23, 2023. 15:33

Uruguayan and Valencia CF star Edinson Cavani has lauded Victor Osimhen as one of the best strikers in the world.

The Nigeria international recently played a vital role in helping SSC Napoli clinch their maiden Italian Serie A title since 1990.

Cavani, who scored 104 goals in 138 competitive for Napoli between 2010 and 2013, pointed out that Osimhen’s hunger makes him different.

“Idol of my children? They talked a lot about [Khvicha] Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen,” Cavani told DAZN via Radio Kiss Kiss.

“Even twenty days ago when they came to see me they spoke to me about it. It’s nice to know they have these idols.

“Osimhen? I really like his hunger, he’s incredible, he never gives up, and so in the end that’s what makes you a difference and makes you a competitive player,” he added.

“He has everything to continue growing and become one of the best strikers in the world. The Scudetto was also won thanks to his hunger.”

Cavani, 36, helped Napoli clinch the Coppa Italia during the 2011-12 season.

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