Didier Drogba Praises Victor Osimhen After Napoli Star's Brilliant Goal Against Monza

Didier Drogba Praises Victor Osimhen After Napoli Star's Brilliant Goal Against Monza

Ero Samson
updated at April 8, 2024 at 5:37 PM
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  • Victor Osimhen was back on the scoring sheet in Napoli’s clash against Monza
  • The Nigerian striker scored a brilliant head in the second half of the Serie A fixture
  • Ivory Coast legend, Didier Drogba, has hailed the forward for the incredible goal

Victor Osimhen ended his goal drought of over 400 minutes with a spectacular header in the match against AC Monza.

The Nigerian striker, who had been struggling for form in recent games, silenced his critics with an impressive header to equalise in the 55th minute.

The 25-year-old outjumped Armando Izzo and Pablo Mari to meet a cross from his teammate, Frank Zambo-Anguissa.

Osimhen's goal inspired Napoli to a commanding 4-2 victory against Raffaela Palladino's side.

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Victor Osimhen scores during the Serie A TIM match between AC Monza and SSC Napoli. Image: SSC Napoli.
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The victory, which was Napoli’s first in five games, again helped rekindle their chase for a place on the continent next season.

However, while the win was crucial for Napoli, it was Osimhen's header that stole the spotlight, drawing praise from various quarters and the latest to commend the beautiful header is Ivory Coast icon, Didier Drogba.

Drogba speaks on Osimhen's goal

The former Chelsea striker, as reported by media outlet Ilnapolista, lavished praise on Osimhen's goal, stating:

"I saw Victor score that goal against Monza. Oh God! He got hurt, I thought. I wouldn't have gone for that ball, it is crazy. An absurd goal!"

This glowing commendation from the Ivorian legend underscores the quality of the goal scored by the standout forward.

The height at which the Napoli forward connected with the ball was measured to be two metres and 23 centimetres, showcasing not just his footballing skill but also his remarkable athletic ability, reminiscent of a move seen in the NBA.

Osimhen will undoubtedly aim to maintain this level of performance until the season's end, potentially guiding Napoli to a coveted spot in next season's UEFA Champions League or the Europa League.

Napoli rejects Chelsea’s bid for Osimhen

In another report, Sports Brief stated that Napoli have turned down Chelsea's bid for Osimhen.

The Premier League club are among several teams interested in signing the 25-year-old forward.

Osimhen is expected to leave Naples in the upcoming summer transfer window, and Chelsea are reportedly considering making a counteroffer for him.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).