VICTOR Osimhen has said it is a ‘great privilege’ for him to join other great Napoli stars in making history for the club.
The Nigeria international scored twice yesterday to steer the leaders to a 3-0 Serie A victory over Spezia to take his goals tally to 16 for the current campaign.
With the brace, the Super Eagles striker became only the fourth Napoli player to score 16 goals in the first 21 Serie A games of the season, following in the footsteps of Luis Vinicio in 1955/1956, Edinson Cavani in 2012/2013 and Gonzalo Higuain in 2015/2016.
“Congratulations to the team, it’s good to contribute two goals. Big respect to Spezia, they gave us a good fight in the first half,” Osimhen told Sky Sport Italia during his post-match interview.
“We needed these points to keep the momentum going. I’m happy with the win and of course to be in the history of Napoli is a great privilege for me, so I am very happy for this.”
Napoli are 13 points clear of second-placed Inter Milan and Osimhen insists that his side are not taking any game, opponents or points for granted.
“All the victories are important, we need to keep the momentum and try to win all games. It is not going to be easy of course, Serie A is a very competitive league and we have to be on top of our game,” he noted.
“We go back, we prepare for the next game, that is the most important thing.”
There was an incident before kick-off during the warm-up when Osimhen ran over and climbed into the end with the Spezia supporters to hug a young lady, posing for selfies on the way back out.
He explains: “I was making the practice shot, I shot over the goal and there was a lady in the middle of the fans.
“I think she was looking at her phone, the ball hit her in the face and I felt so sorry, as I didn’t mean to do that. I had to show my appreciation and say sorry for that.”