Osimhen has 15 goals to his name with the Super Eagles, In addition to smashing club goalscoring records.
The Portuguese boss acknowledges that the goal poacher has been impressive for his club, in their Serie A title race in the 2022-23 season campaign.
The 24-year-old’s eventual Serie A title, he said, would, nevertheless, make a significant contribution to the winning attitude of the national team.
In 15 domestic league games for Luciano Spalletti’s team, Osimhen has scored 13 goals and provided three assists, including a brace against 11th-placed Juventus.
The former Venezuelan manager does, however, acknowledge the striker’s noticeable development and what he considers to be excellent play as the top scorer in the Serie A chart.
The manager underlines his wish for the former Lille attacker to win the Serie A title in his interview with Il Mattino di Napoli as reported by CalcioNapoli24.
“It’s an extraordinary thing. Because if you win in Naples, it is nicer than in places used to winning like Inter, Milan or Juventus. And in fact I hope he can win the Scudetto.” he said.
However, the manager believes that Osimhen winning the league title will instill a winning attitude in the team.
“From a national perspective, of course: because winning brings a winning mentality.” he added.
The boss goes on to say that the striker has excelled both on and off the field and has been a strong motivator in the dressing room.
“He is a leader. Thanks to his performance, he has been able to take over the locker room. Because he is a top player, but above all he is a great motivator. He always asks everyone to give their best.” he revealed.
Since winning the 2013 African Cup of Nations title, the Nigerian Super Eagles are without a trophy.
All attention will be on the forthcoming friendlies and qualifying games as a means of preparing for the big stage, albeit Peseiro will continue to burn candles in his quest to inspire Nigeria back to winning ways.