the anecdote of Victor Osimhen on his beginnings with Christophe Galtier


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If Napoli are having an exceptional season, it is also largely thanks to him. True spearhead of the Neapolitans, Victor Osimhen has shaken the net 25 times this season in all competitions. A figure worthy of the greatest European centre-forwards. In the race for an incredible Champions League-Serie A double, the 24-year-old striker gave a long interview to The Team. The Nigerian international notably looked back on his first steps with Christophe Galtier’s LOSC in 2019.

“Ah, the arrival in Lille… It was yet another level. Christophe Galtier was coaching. From day one, he asked me how many goals I was going to score on my debut. I told him I was going to put two. He said to me: “Ah yes, you’re not kidding!” Then the week went really well, in the superb facilities of Luchin, with your French troupe… (Jonathan) Ikoné, (Jonathan) Bamba, (Mike) Maignan. They put such an atmosphere, my God! (Laughs.) I felt like I belonged on this team for weeks. (His first match against Nantes) Leaving the bus, (José) Fonte said to me: “If you really score two goals, I’ll take you to a restaurant.” I replied: “OK, captain!” He gave me an assist on the first goal, Nantes equalized, then I scored the winning goal in the 80th minute. It was such an adrenaline rush… I had never felt that in a big stadium before. And then, match after match, everything fell into place. »

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