Careca: I see traits of Pele in Victor Osimhen

Brazil legend Antonio Careca has praised Victor Osimhen for his brilliant goal against AS Roma in a Seire A match on January 29, saying that he sees something of Pele in the Super Eagles striker


Napoli were leading 1-0 at the break, with a goal of the season contender netted by Osimhen separating the two sides.


Osimhen displayed great ball control and volleyed the ball into the back of the net after he was found by a cross from Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.


To the advantage of Napoli, Osimhen is in the best form of his career since his move to Italy, having found the net in five consecutive matches in the Serie A.


It will be very interesting to see whether Napoli will be able to keep hold of him for next season because of interest from big teams like Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG.


Speaking on Osimhen’s goal against Roma, Careca told Calciomercato : “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.”

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