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Osimhen Opens Up On ‘Incredibly Stressful Life’ Before Breakthrough In Football

Osimhen Opens Up On ‘Incredibly Stressful Life’ Before Breakthrough In Football

Victor Osimhen has told Napoli Media about his humble beginning from a poor family, admitting that he never believed it was possible for him to play for big a big club like Napoli, but is now enjoying the reality that in life anything is possible.

The Partenopei forward has contributed one assist in his first two games, but his presence helped the team secure a 2-0 win against Parma in their first match of the 2020/21 Serie A season.

The Azzurri continued with a 6-0 win against Genoa on September 27, before they were blocked from traveling to face Juventus last weekend due to coronavirus positive cases in the squad.

The Nigerian arrived after impressing at at Losc Lille last term, scoring 18 goals in 38 games for the Ligue 1 side, and admitted he never thought he would get the chance to play for a big team like Napoli.

“It’s a dream come true. If someone had told me three years ago that I would play in one of the most important teams in the world, I wouldn’t have believed them,” Osimhen said in a video posted on Napoli’s official channels.

“I had a difficult time at Wolfsburg, I was rejected by two Belgian teams and then I was picked up by Charleroi.

“My life was incredibly stressful at the time. About three years ago, if someone had told me I would sign for Napoli, I would have replied that it would be impossible.

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“Now, I believe nothing is impossible. I have continued to work and do my thing and ľ’m here. It’s a dream come true and I’m grateful for that.”

He spoke about a difficult childhood in Lagos, about losing his mother at a young age and selling water on the street to survive.

“I was born and raised in Lagos,” he said. “I grew up in a place called Olosoun. I grew up in a very humble environment, it was very difficult for me.

“My mother passed away when I was very young. Three months after my mom died, my father lost his job. It was a difficult time for me, my brothers and sisters.

“I had to go and sell water on the busy streets of Lagos to survive – me and my brothers. It was very difficult, as was the place I came from. It’s a place where there’s no hope, where no one
tells you to believe in yourself.”

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  • Patrick 2 weeks ago

    Great striker. We missed you in our match against Algeria.

     
  • God is your hope, Osimhen! When I saw you in 2015 at the world cup, I knew that you were born for greatness… Be humble, work hard, be prayerful, and God will always lift you higher!

     
  • Really impressive.