Victor Osimhen couldn’t hide his emotions after helping Napoli to win the Scudetto this season.
Osimhen was overwhelmed as the Partenopei were confirmed winners of this season’s scudetto with a draw at Udinese.
The Nigerian centre-forward ended Napoli’s 33-year wait without a title by scoring the decisive goal in the 1-1 against Udinese on Thursday.
“I am overwhelmed right now. It’s an amazing feeling. We’ve waited so many years for this moment and to be able to deliver the Scudetto to the Neapolitans is something we will not forget and it will continue to live in our hearts for the rest of our lives,” Osimhen told DAZN.
“I am happy for the squad, for all Neapolitans, now we can celebrate in our stadium and we’re going to enjoy it for life.”
Osimhen’s goal came on the 52nd minute and ended up breaking his trademark protective face mask while celebrating with his teammates.
The Nigerian told the media why winning the title is so special to the people of Naples.
“I don’t know the words to use to quantify this feeling. It’s amazing. We waited 33 years, the support we got from our fans since the start of the season has been over-whelming. Nobody deserved the Scudetto more than the Neapolitans and more than Napoli.
“We were the underdogs at the start of the season, not many believed in us, so many people wrote us off. Just like I used to say, teams stick together, it’s an amazing coach, backroom staff, the physiotherapists, the doctors that made sure we were in great condition. We believe from the start of the season that we have this great squad that can deliver the Scudetto and now we achieved this dream and will keep on believing in ourselves and enjoy this moment.”
Finally, the former Lille forward revealed when the team realized that the title was within their reach.
“I think when it started to become reality was when we won in Rome. Big respect to Roma, they have a great squad, but the way we fought in that game to the end, that is when we realised we have the quality to win the Scudetto. Since we went to number one in the standings, we have not gone down, that shows a great mentality. Now we have to enjoy it, it is long over-due and we have to enjoy every moment of it.”
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