“I will be on the pitch for Napoli against Milan” – Victor Osimhen says

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SALERNO, ITALY - JANUARY 21: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli celebrates after scoring the 0-2 goal during the Serie A match between Salernitana and SSC Napoli at Stadio Arechi on January 21, 2023 in Salerno, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has given assurances to supporters of the Neapolitans that he would be available for the UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash against AC Milan. 

Osimhen sustained an injury while playing for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria in their double header against Guinea Bissau and the goal poacher says: “I’ve been told I will be there.” 

Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli
Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli

Both sides battle in the Italian Serie A on Sunday at 7:45PM UK time and the Nigerian International is definitely unavailable for that clash based on an adductor concern picked up on international duty.

He is hoping to be available For Napoli’s Champions League quarter-final clash against AC Milan

Victor Osimhen is aiming to be at Napoli’s Champions League quarter-final battle involving the same opposition. 

The first leg of this tie is at the San Siro on the 12th of April then the make or mar game would go down at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium on the 18th of April. 

Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

Osimhen in an interview with TG5 said: “It is nothing serious, but I want to take these 10-12 days to rest and recover.” 

“I hope to be there, but I have also been told and I am convinced that I will be on the pitch against Milan.”

Nevertheless, Napoli are at the minimum 19 points ahead of the 2nd side in chasing park and they are at the summit of the Italian Serie A. 

That might well be increased this weekend bearing in mind Inter Milan lost at their home turf by 1-0 to Fiorentina. 

Osimhen said: “We are all happy and giving our best to make our dream come true. We are close to the objective and can’t wait for that dream to become reality. Naples is extraordinary, so passionate. I have never received so much love and I can’t wait to celebrate the title with them in the stadium and in the streets.”

The Napoli attacker has become a hero to the young fans of the Partenopei, a lot of whom try to copy their hero by putting on a protective mask and bleached hair. 

However, some fans went overboard and they “blacked up” for a carnival in Naples.

Osimhen was also asked about racism issue

Victor Osimhen was also questioned about racism concerns and what can be done about it in the current year. 

Osimhen answered: “I will use everything at my disposal to defeat racism. It is not nice to be judged by the colour of your skin. Every parent must make their children understand it is wrong.

“My partner is white, so are many of my friends and I love them all. This racism has to end, because it psychologically damages so many kids.”

The Integral forward of the league leaders is two goals away from becoming the African with the most goals scored in Italian Serie A history. 

Osimhen has netted 45 goals in the Serie A since his arrival from Lille in 2020 and he is one goal away from equalling George Weah’s record of 46 goals. 

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