if striker Victor Osimhen succeeds in leading napoli for their first serie a title in over 30 years, he believed he would become a club “icon”.
However, the 24-year-old Nigerian said he would never reach the status of late Argentine great Diego Maradona, whom he called a “god”.
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Maradona remains Naples’ greatest football hero. He led the local team to only two league titles, in 1987 and 1990, and their stadium is named after him.
“I don’t consider myself an icon until I have achieved the objective that the club has set itself for this season,” Osimhen said while collecting an award in Rome.
However, if Napoli wins the Scudetto, he said: “I think [I] There’s a huge chance to be named an icon.”
But, he added: “It cannot be compared to what Maradona has done for this club.”
With 13 games left, Napoli odds-on for Serie A glory with 15-point advantage over second-place Internazionale,
The win would be a huge lift for City in Italy’s impoverished south, where fans are passionate about the club. Some street vendors are already selling souvenirs in Napoli colors and with “three” written on them in anticipation of a third title.
Shops are also selling cakes and Easter eggs decorated with Osimhen’s trademark face mask, which he wears on the pitch following a facial injury.
“It’s been 33 years since the last Scudetto,” said Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Another headline could make the city go crazy, I think it’s already going crazy and planning [a party] Which could include two or three million people,” De Laurentiis said.
Osimhen, who is in his third season at Napoli after a previous stint in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, and league 1 Together LilyIs Serie A’s top scorer this season with 19 goals.
In Rome, where he was given an award by the Foreign Press Association, he hinted at a future move to England. Premier League,
“I am working very hard to make sure I can achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League someday,” he added.