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Osimhen: "Napoli is a dream come true"

Victor Osimhen described joining Napoli as “a dream come true” as he appeared at a press conference at the Azzurri’s Castel di Sangro training camp on Wednesday.

“Playing for Napoli is a dream come true and [Aurelio] De Laurentiis and [Gennaro] Gattuso have welcome me like a son,” said Osimhen. “The president and the coach really wanted to sign me and spoke to me a lot before I joined. Both were like father figures because they gave me lots of advice. I decided to accept the challenge with Napoli after speaking to them. It’s not often you’re shown so much love. For a young player like myself, that’s vital.”

What kind of striker are you?

“I like to get involved with the play. My team-mates are vital to me. My motto is never say never. Everything is possible in football. This is a squad of great players and it’s a big step up for me to be here. I’m focusing on doing everything I can for the team and helping my team-mates.”

What have been your first impressions?

“I’ve been made to feel very welcome – there are some great lads here. It’s a dream come true for me to be here and I’m delighted to be at such a great club with such a passionate fanbase. From a technical perspective, I’ve seen that you train hard under Gattuso and I like that way of working because it’s the right way to improve.”

“I’ve always been convinced that Napoli was the right choice for me right now and in the future. From both a personal and a playing perspective.”


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