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Osimhen welcomes Haaland comparison

Osimhen welcomes Haaland comparison

In-form Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has welcomed comparisons between himself and Premier League top scorer Erling Haaland as both strikers are being considered the best in Europe at the moment. 

Osimhen is the highest goals scorer in the Italian Serie A with 19 goals from 20 league games while Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm in his first season in England scoring a whooping 27 goals from 24 games and shattering several records. 

Both strikers currently lead the race for Europe’s golden boots and while Manchester City are behind Arsenal in the Premier League, Osimhen is leading Napoli to their first domestic league title in over 30 years as they currently lead second placed Inter Milan with a whooping 18 points with 12 games till the end of the season. 

Osimhen has been praised for his fantastic play for Napoli. On Saturday, he scored in his eight consecutive league game for Napoli, a record which saw him become the second youngest player (24 years, 58 days) in the three points for a win era to find the net in eight Serie A games in a row, behind only Roberto Muzzi (23 years, 165 for Cagliari in 1995). 

Despite the applause he’s received from pundits, Osimhen believes he can be better than he currently is. 

“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 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.”

On his name has been mentioned alongside that of Haaland, the Nigeria international hailed the Norwegian as a top player.

“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 Nigeria striker has been the target of many Premier League sides including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspurs and Newcastle United.

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