Tuesday October 27 2020
Osimhen: 'Napoli were ready for Juve'

Victor Osimhen said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to play for Napoli and said the Partenopei were ready to play against Juventus. ‘The decision is a bit unfair’.

The Nigerian forward has admitted he feared moving to Italy but reiterated that coach Gennaro Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis convinced him, as well as the welcome from the fans.

“At first, I was a bit afraid of coming to Italy, not Naples in particular,” he told TLN. “But I spoke with the coach first and then the President.

“Before I had even signed, the fans showed me a lot of love when I arrived. It was easy for me to make this decision.”

Osimhen has since played four times in Serie A, contributing one goal and one assist.

“It’s a dream come true for me because I watched him play and to play for Gattuso is a great satisfaction.

“I can grow as a player and a man, and I’m sure I will improve.”

Napoli were handed a 3-0 defeat by default after having failed to play the match against Juventus in Serie A and Osimhen believes the decision ‘is a bit unfair’.

“I don’t know, but there’s the COVID situation. That’s why we couldn’t travel,” Osimhen said. “We were charged for the match, then we were blocked by the COVID rules.

“It’s a bit unfair, the decision they made later.”