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Soccer News of Wednesday, 8 March 2023


I don't consider myself an icon - Victor Osimhen dismisses Maradona comparison

A collage of Maradona and Osimhen A collage of Maradona and Osimhen

In-form Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has paid a touching tribute to the football icon, Diego Maradona, hailing his contribution to the Naples side.

The Super Eagles star who is currently topping the goalscoring chart in Italy opined that Maradona's deeds for Napoli during his active playing days can never be overemphasized stressing that the Argentine did it alone while the present players are doing it as a team.

He added that what Maradona did for Napoli can't be forgotten while stressing that there is no way the name of Napoli will be mentioned without remembering the late soccer star.

According to a video spotted on Twitter, Osimhen explained that he does not consider himself yet as an icon at Napoli until he wins the Serie A title.

"In Napoli, the first player who comes to the mind of the fans is Maradona and even if we win the title, we can't compare it with what Maradona has done because he was more than a legend. ''We have been doing well this season, but I don't consider myself an icon until we achieve our objective."