Osimhen: I want to win titles, not top scorer award

Nigerian on target again for his ninth goal in 11 Serie A games

Victor Osimhen scored his ninth goal of the season in the Serie A when he helped Napoli beat Udinese 3-2 at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona and the Nigerian says he is after the Scudetto and not the Capocannoniere title (top scorer).

The 23 year old told DAZN after the game that his focus is to help Napoli win titles starting with the Serie A after they extended their lead at the top of the table to 11 points albeit the Partonepei have played a game more.
Osimhen also extended his lead in the top scorer race to two ahead of Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic.

Asked if he is targetting the Capocannoniere title in Serie A this season, the Super Eagles insists his main focus is to win titles.

“That is not for me, I don’t put myself before the team or my individual ambition. It is a team sport and I want to win trophies with this team. If I win Capocannoniere, I’ll be happy, but the important thing is the team wins.”

Osimhen also described their narrow win as ‘really intense’

The Nigerian opened the scoring in the game when he nodded in an Eljif Elmas cross, before Piotr Zielinski and Elmas rounded out the 3-0 lead, but Ilija Nestorovski and Lazar Samardzic put Udinese back to 3-2.

“I think this game was really intense, especially the second half. We played as a team to get the three points, the most important thing is to keep going and remember no game is easy, so we did great,” Osimhen told DAZN.

This goal was the Nigerian’s second consecutive headed goal after the winner against Atalanta.

“I’m happy about the goal, Eljif gave me a great assist. I am happy to contribute and we want to keep the momentum going.”

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