AS Roma coach José Mourinho compared Napoli striker Victor Osimen to Didier Drogba.
After the 2022-2023 Italian Serie A round 20 match against Napoli on the 30th, coach Mourinho said, “Osimen is at the same level as Drogba,” and evaluated that Osimen has reached the same level as African legendary player Drogba.
Osimen scored the opening goal against Roma that day. Osimen is the top scorer with 14 goals in 16 appearances in Serie A this season. At about halfway through the league schedule, they are already tied with last season’s scoring record.
Originally from Nigeria, Osimen, who plays an active role as a key member of Naples along with Kim Min-jae, is 185 cm tall and is raging as the best striker in the league, showing off strong physical, speed, body fighting ability, and decisiveness.
With Osimen’s performance at the forefront, Napoli is leading the league with 17 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss and 53 points in 20 league matches. There is already a prospect that the league title is likely to be won, 13 points ahead of Inter Milan (40 points) in second place.
However, while coach Mourinho highly praised Osimen’s skills, he said, “But Didier did not dive,” and pointed out that Osimen is taking excessive action to bring the referee’s decision in his favor.
Mourinho has a deep relationship with Drogba. Mourinho has managed Chelsea on two occasions, each time with Drogba. After winning the English Premier League twice in the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons, they later reunited and once again stood at the top of the league in the 2014-2015 season. 메이저놀이터