My daughter, my goals! Osimhen opens up on ‘extraordinary celebration’

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BY ANDREW EKEJIUBA

Uba Group

Victor Osimhen has explained the meaning behind his goal celebration which some fans tagged as ‘extraordinary’ during the Serie A match between Napoli and Sassuolo at the Diego Maradona Stadium at the weekend.

Napoli were cruising inside twenty minutes thanks to two close range finishes by Osimhen and with thirteen minutes remaining he dinked the ball over goalkeeper Andrea Consigli for his first hat-trick at club level.

Every time he scored against Sassuolo, the Nigeria international celebrated by writing an imaginary letter with his finger.

When asked to explain the meaning behind his goal celebration, Osimhen told reporters at post-match interview: “That signal was for my daughter.

“Every moment I score, every moment I do something good I always think about her. She’s my life now and I’m happy to always dedicate my goal to her.”

With six goals in his last four appearances in all competitions, Osimhen is enjoying arguably his best moment as a Napoli player and he is now more confident of himself.

His goal tally is impressive considering that he was sidelined with a thigh injury for five weeks before making a return to action against Ajax in the Champions League.

“First of all I’ll say congratulations to the team and I’m happy to contribute to this win. Of course it’s good to have as many goals as this one and I’m happy and I just want to continue to keep the momentum going and continue to help my team.

“This season the coach has given me as much confidence as I can get and I’m really happy to be able to work under him and give me the maximum confidence that I need.

“I just came back from five weeks injury which is not easy. It’s important to integrate quickly into the team, and I am happy about this and I want to keep this form going,” Osimhen concluded.

The victory over Sassuolo extended Napoli’s club-record winning run to thirteen games.