'Sensational player' - ex-Serie A top scorer lauds Osimhen

'Sensational player' - ex-Serie A top scorer lauds Osimhen
Napoli's Victor Osimhen (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 0-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Udinese Calcio and SSC Napoli, in Udine, Italy, 06 May 2024. EPA/GABRIELE MENIS

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday May 11, 2024. 16:17

Legendary Italian goalscorer Guiseppe Savoldi has lauded Nigeria and SSC Napoli’s star striker Victor Osimhen.


The 25-year-old is in fine form at the moment having scored four goals in his last five matches in the Serie A for Napoli.


Savoldi, who won the 1972-73 Serie A Golden Boot award (Capocannoniere), praised Osimhen for displaying his aerial prowess and consistency since he joined Napoli in 2020.


“Victor Osimhen scored a goal at Savoldi, in Udine? Beyond his characteristics and comparisons,” the former Napoli and Atalanta BC striker said on Area Napoli.


“He is a sensational player, a driving force: if he is well and is on the day, he makes the difference.


“The year last time he played alone. Stork-like legs that allow him to get everywhere… With his head, he’s really exceptional,” he added.


“But I felt where the ball would go and I was aiming to get ahead of the defender.”


Osimhen has netted 17 goals in 30 matches across all competitions for Napoli this season.







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