|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Napoli FC|
2019 10 01 Retrieve
[The new Drogba? Lille’s Nigerian ace Victor Osimhen sets sights on Chelsea] It was survival. Sometimes you found yourself with a right-footed Nike boot then you’d have to look for the other foot… Finally, you find a left boot and it’s a Reebok! My brother sold sports newspapers, my sister, oranges in the street, and me, bottled water in Lagos in the middle of the traffic. Part of my life has been a struggle to survive. But that’s what made me all I am today. Each event created my personality
2020 04 15 Retrieve
[Lille striker Victor Osimhen reveals he rejected Arsenal in 2015 but opens door to future move] I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal. I had a lot of options. Barcelona, Inter, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest. Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18. I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.
Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England. I’ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother. My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille. My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me
2020 06 05 Retrieve
[Lille forward Victor Osimhen dismisses reports of Napoli transfer agreement] The news relating to my agreement with Napoli is false. I am surprised by these journalists who claim to be professionals. Ignore this fake news on my account, when there is an agreement for my transfer you will know it directly from me.
2020 08 26 Retrieve
[Napoli’s record signing Victor Osimhen said coach Gennaro Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis have been ‘like fathers’ to him] My relationship with Gattuso and De Laurentiis is excellent. They were like fathers, I received great demonstrations of affection from all the Napoli fans. I was convinced I would accept a move to Napoli when I talked to the coach and the President. They are giving me a lot of advice. It’s incredible to receive this affection, for a you player, motivation is fundamental
define myself as a player who loves the team play. Passion is fundamental for me, my mentality is based on the idea of never giving up. The game is always open. Being here is a big step for me, I have great teammates here. I don’t care about the money, what matters to me is doing great things as a footballer. Being here, is a dream come true for me
[The new forward revealed he prefers to play in the middle, but would be open to play anywhere at Napoli] I like to play as a centre-forward, but I can play in any position. I’m happy to be at Napoli and I have fantastic teammates
I admit to being sceptical about the situation of racism in this country. Then, however, I went to Naples and I saw it with my own eyes. At that point, my vision changed, even after meeting the President and with the coach. I’m sure that racism will not be a problem for my career, with the affection of my fans, I will overcome any difficulty