Napoli legend Careca has recently compared Victor Osimhen to Pele, praising the goal he scored against Roma recently.
The Nigerian could cement a unique legacy in Naples if he does take the club to the first Scudetto since the Diego Maradona days. And one of Maradona’s former Napoli teammates, Brazilian legend Careca, in an interview with Calciomercato, has compared Osimhen to his late countryman Pele.
Careca said: “They [Napoli] are strong, they play well and they are united. I spoke to Spalletti and he made a wonderful impression on me, a clean and honest man. This goes down to the players. And then there is Osimhen.
“He is very strong and he will become even stronger because he wants to improve and still has a little something to work on. But he is unstoppable and he has an impressive physical superpower. In the goal scored against Roma, I saw something similar to Pelé. He dominated the ball, dominated the defender, and smashed the goal. In that goal, there is everything, technique, malice, and power.”