Victor Osimhen Targets To Score First Napoli Goal Against Ronaldo
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By Amaechi Agbo
Napoli’s new hitman, Striker Victor Osimhen will come face-to-face witll world super star, Cristiano Ronaldo when the two Seire A ginats clash in today’s match with the former Lille of France striker seeking to score his first goal in the league against the Old Ladies.
Osimhen has played a total of 119 minutes from two matches for the Partenopei but is yet to score.
The 20-year-old scored an impressive 18 goals for Lille last season before his record transfer move to Italy.
Prior to the match, the Super Eagles striker expressed his zeal to face Ronaldo and his other stars In the champions’ team.
“I’m really looking forward to a new career here in Serie A. Playing against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo is something one can eagerly wait for,” Osimhen told cafonline recently
“While at Lille, I had the opportunity of playing against some of the best players in the world like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and it would definitely be a whole great experience to play against Ronaldo, who is one of the greatest playon earth.
“So, I’m looking forward to facing him soon.”
The Nigeria international scored six goals and provided one assist in three pre-season outings for the Partenopei.
Meanwhile, former Napoli defender, Ruud Krol, has backed the Nigeria international to hit the ground running for the table toppers once he fits well into the team.
“Genoa and Parma are certainly not at the level of Juve, the Bianconeri have as much quality as Napoli, it will be an open match, both teams can score goals,” Krol said on Radio Kiss Kiss.
“Osimhen hasn’t scored yet, He has other qualities too. He has a lot of movement, it’s always difficult for a striker to fit in right away, and we saw that with Lozano.”
Napoli currently top the summit with six points from two matches.
The game will see Osimhen come up against Ronaldo for the first time in his career.