Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen is hoping to score his 50th goal for Napoli as they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday in the Champions League second leg last-16 of the tournament.
With 49 goals and 14 assists in 89 appearances for the Partenopei in all tournaments, the match will be recorded as his 90th for the club since he arrived from Lille in 2020 for a record fee of €80m.
Interestingly, the Nigerian believes Napoli can win the Champions League title as he is expected to lead Napoli as they hope to reach the last eight for the first time in their history.
If Napoli achieves the feat, the Italian team will make history, since no Italian team has won the Champions League since Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan in the 2009/10 season and none have reached the final since Juventus did in 2017.
On his side, Osimhen, has scored twice in four appearances in the competition this season. Osimhen told Gazzetta dello Sport that Napoli can win the Champions League title.
“We are doing well this season and I believe we can win the Champions League,”
“I think this is a kind of ‘magical’ season where you cannot put limits on what a team can achieve.
“Do you remember Leicester City? At a certain point, they pushed for European qualification, but eventually, everyone realised that they could actually win the league. And in the end, they won it. It could well be the same with Napoli.”
With 12 games left to play in the Serie A, Napoli appears destined to end their 33-year wait to win the Scudetto.