NIGERIAN striker Victor Osimhen has warned their rivals in Serie A that Napoli will not stop winning matches following their nervy 1-0 win over Torino 1-0 on Sunday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
The 22-year-old was the hero for the Partenopei again as he leapt higher than the Torino defence to head in a cross from Elif Elmas in the 81st minute of the clash at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
The goal was his fifth Serie A goal in seven games in 525 minutes – eight in nine games across all competitions so far this term.
“It’s amazing, the atmosphere was really crazy,” Osimhen told DAZN.
“I think we deserved the win, it’s very special to our fans, as they never stopped cheering us from the first whistle to the last.
“I knew the ball was going to come, so I had to anticipate. It’s an opportunity to get the goal, I am really happy with the win and we won’t stop. This shows how this is a difficult league and we have to continue this momentum.”
Osimhen also admitted that Napoli were a bit nervous prior to the goal.
“In this kind of game, you are nervous, because the opponents continue to press us and it was important for me to fight back. Kudos to my teammates, as they gave me the confidence to keep calm and keep going,” Osimhen continued.
“The way the goal came, it was so emotional, the fans were waiting for the goal and to get the opportunity to score, I am very happy, above all because it allowed us to get the win.”
Meanwhile, former Napoli striker Paolo Di Canio, has stated that Osimhen is not as dull as Chelsea’s record signing Romelu Lukaku.
Di Canio who scored five times in 26 games for the Partenopei during his short stint at the club said the former Lille striker had a different spirit from the Belgian forward who had failed to score in his last six games for the Blues.
“I heard (Giuseppe) Bergomi comparing (Napoli striker Victor) Osimhen and Lukaku,” Di Canio told Sky Calcio Club.
“But Osimhen has a different spirit, he’s not dull like him.
“When the difficulty increased, he scored no goals in five games with Chelsea. And it’s not Chelsea’s fault, they are first (in the table) even without his goals.”
Osimhen will be aiming to continue his scoring streak when Napoli take on Legia Warsaw in a Group C match on Thursday.