Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen was officially unveiled by Napoli today and he declared to help achieve the best.
The 21-year-old had initial fears about racism in Italy, but revealed that a visit to Naples changed his mind.
“I admit to being sceptical about the situation of racism in this country,” he said. “Then, however, I went to Naples and I saw it with my own eyes. At that point, my vision changed, even after meeting the President and with the coach. I’m sure that racism will not be a problem for my career, with the affection of my fans, I will overcome any difficulty.”
On his preferred position, he replied: “I like to play as a centre-forward, but I can play in any position. I’m happy to be at Napoli and I have fantastic teammates.I define myself as a player who loves the team play. Passion is fundamental for me, my mentality is based on the idea of never giving up. The game is always open.
“Being here is a big step for me, I have great teammates here. I don’t care about the money, what matters to me is doing great things as a footballer. Being here, is a dream come true for me.”
Osimhen explained that his relationship with Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis lured him to move to the San Paolo.
“My relationship with Gattuso and De Laurentiis is excellent,” he said at a press conference. “They were like fathers, I received great demonstrations of affection from all the Napoli fans.
“I was convinced I would accept a move to Napoli when I talked to the coach and the President. They are giving me a lot of advice. It’s incredible to receive this affection, for a player, motivation is fundamental.”