Victor Osimhen has finally reacted to the comparisons with Manchester City forward Erling Haaland.
The striker got his 19th league goal of the season for Napoli during the game against Empoli on Saturday, and only Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has a better average goals per game in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
After the game at Empoli, Osimhen was asked if he feels that he is on the same level as Erling Haaland.
“I think this season has been tremendous for me and I am happy to find my feet this season.
“To be considered one of the best strikers in Europe is a huge thing for me, it’s a huge motivation, so, I want to keep on going like this; getting the goals for the team and edging closer to our objective this season.
“Of course, Haaland is also a top scorer, you have to give it to him also.
“This has been one of the best seasons in my career, I hope to keep going like this and hopefully at the end of the season we’ll all have cause to rejoice.”
The 24 year-old has been compared to African legend Didier Drogba due to his physicality and strength.
The Nigerian striker however confirmed he received a call from the former Chelsea striker, congratulating him on his Champions League and Serie A performances.
“It’s amazing when you wake up or go on social media, see an encouraging message from someone you grew up admiring like Drogba.
“It’s a surprise and of course a big motivation for me. I have a smile on my face, because we spoke at length. I love what he did, I appreciate his confidence in me. I chose my idol very well and I’m happy about this too,” He said.
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