‘He’s like Cristiano Ronaldo’ — Napoli boss hypes Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen and Rudi Garcia | Imago

‘He’s like Cristiano Ronaldo’ — Napoli boss hypes Victor Osimhen

Ayoola Kelechi 12:42 - 19.08.2023

New Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has compared star forward Victor Osimhen to Cristiano Ronaldo

Napoli manager Rudi Garcia has compared Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen to legendary Portuguese goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of the 2023/24 Serie A season.

Garcia likens Osimhen to Ronaldo

Garcia, who took over from Scudetto-winning manager Luciano Spalletti after the 2022/23 season, has only worked with Osimhen over the summer, but he already has several good things to say about the Super Eagles forward.

Rudi Garcia gearing up for the new Serie A season | Imago
Rudi Garcia gearing up for the new Serie A season | Imago

Speaking ahead of his Napoli debut in Serie A, Garcia spoke glowingly about Osimhen, saying, “Osimhen is a leader, he always wants to win and drag the team.

“He’s a bit like Cristiano Ronaldo. When he wins, he is super happy. He calls his teammates to take pictures, and I like him.

Osimhen and Garcia set for new Serie A season

The Portuguese manager also noted other positives about Osimhen aside from his character, praising him for his work ethic and willingness to sacrifice for the team.

Victor Osimhen sees every game as a war || Imago
Napoli's Victor Osimhen || Imago

He is one of the best in the world,” Garcia said, adding, “He could only attack, but he also helps the team defensively, he presses opponents, and it’s so good for the team. This is part of the group’s qualities.”

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Garcia will lead Napoli out for the first game of the 2023/24 season against newly promoted Frosinone, with Osimhen set to pick up from where he left off last season.

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