Victor Osimhen remarked on Thursday that he would never forget helping Napoli win the Serie A title for the first time in more than three decades thanks to his goal that gave the biggest club in southern Italy the victory.
Napoli’s 1-1 draw at Udinese, which was enough to win a first league championship since 1990, was thanks to Nigerian striker Osimhen’s 22nd league goal of the year.
“It is an amazing feeling, we have waited so many years for this moment. To be able to deliver the Scudetto to the Neapolitans is something that we will never forget in a hurry and will continue to live in our hearts for the rest of our lives,” Osimhen said to DAZN.
“I’m happy for all Neapolitans… now we’re going to celebrate in front of our own fans and enjoy the moment for life.”
After losing or selling important players, including fan favorite Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli’s fans revolted against club owner Aurelio De Laurentiis at the beginning of the season.
However, a number of recent additions had an immediate impact, and Napoli nearly coasted to a historic Scudetto, placing the current crop alongside the squads led by Diego Maradona to his two championships.
“I’m overwhelmed right now, I don’t know the words to use to really quantify this feeling… Nobody has deserved this Scudetto more than the Neapolitans,” added Osimhen.
“We were underdogs at the start of the season, not so many people believed in us. This team stuck together… we believed from the start of the season that we had a great squad that we could deliver the Scudetto. Now we have realised this dream.”
Osimhen broke his face mask while celebrating his title-deciding strike, but luckily help was on hand from the sidelines.
“Yes, my mask was broken, but I had a lot, they brought a lot for me so I had change it,” smiled the 24-year-old of the face protection he wears after breaking his cheekbone back in 2021.