By John Essien
Napoli forward Victor Osimhen has taken to social media to criticise those he claimed want to see him fail in his profession by saying they will “motivate me to put a lot of you in shame.”
The 23-year-old Nigerian international finished the 2021-22 campaign with 14 goals in Serie A from 27 appearances and was crowned the U23 Best Player for the season.
Osimhen, who also revealed his thoughts for the just-concluded season which he termed as “a big milestone”, wrote:
“This one is also for the people, who want to see me, fail,” the Super Eagle wrote on his Instagram page. “You will all motivate me to put a lot of you all in shame. God is the greatest, we move on.”
On the just-ended season, Osimhen said: “For me, this is a big milestone,” he wrote. “Having gone through a lot of tough times, from multiple injuries and all, I still stood my ground against all odds but I won’t be able to do these things without the support of my family, friends, fans, and of course my teammates, the coaches.
“I sincerely appreciate you all.”
Osimhen played majority of Napoli’s Serie A matches, making 27 appearances overall. He was selected in the starting XI in 23 appearances across their 38 fixtures and entered as a substitute on four occasions.
The Nigerian international made his last Serie A appearance on May 22 for Napoli against Spezia; a match that he played 22 minutes in during a 3-0 victory.
At the just concluded season, Osimhen was ranked joint eighth in the Serie A goalscoring charts with a total of 14 goals in this campaign, as well as being the team’s top league scorer and providing two assists.
Osimhen last scored in the top-flight in the 3-0 win against Genoa on May 15, netting in the 32nd minute. He opened his account for the campaign against Udinese on September 20, scoring during a 4-0 victory.