Osimhen gets Pelé comparison for Napoli performances
Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has earned comparison with Late Brazil football legend Pelé for his ‘ unstoppable ‘ performances at Napoli this season.
62-year old former Brazil and Napoli star Careca hailed the Nigerian forward as possessing similar features with his deceased teammate Pelé.
According to Careca, Osimhen like Pelé was strong and possessed physical superpower.
” They [Napoli] are strong, they play well and they are united. I spoke to Spalletti and he made a wonderful impression on me, a clean and honest man. This goes down to the players. And then there is Osimhen, ” Careca said.
“He is very strong and he will become even stronger because he wants to improve and still has a little something to work on.
” But he is unstoppable and he has an impressive physical superpower. In the goal scored against Roma, I saw something similar to Pelé.
” He dominated the ball, dominated the defender and smashed the goal. In that goal, there is everything, technique, malice and power.”
Osimhen leads the goal-scorers chart in Italy with 17 goals in the current Italian Serie A season for table-toppers Napoli .