Former AC Milan and England national team coach, Fabio Capello, has expressed his admiration for the performances of Victor Osimhen and Erling Haaland, highlighting the striking similarities between the two players.
Both strikers have had exceptional seasons, equalling longstanding records in their respective leagues.
Osimhen has made a lasting impact in the 2022/23 season, scoring an impressive 28 goals in 35 appearances and playing a vital role in Napoli’s triumph in securing their first Scudetto since 1990.
Notably, Osimhen surpassed Samuel Eto’o’s record for the highest-scoring African player in a single Serie A season with 23 goals, and he also broke George Weah’s long-standing record for the highest-scoring African player in the history of the league.
Meanwhile, Haaland has been a formidable force in his debut season in the English Premier League. The Norwegian striker has found the net 51 times in 47 appearances for the league champions, breaking the record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League season with an astonishing 35 goals.
In light of their exceptional form, Capello has drawn parallels between Osimhen and Haaland, emphasizing their similarities as players.
Both strikers have demonstrated exceptional goal-scoring prowess and have left a significant impact on their respective teams.
“I don’t think Haaland is under pressure, because he has anger inside,” Capello told Sky Italia per Napoli Magazine.
“He lives for goals. Osimhen has the same thing, they live for this. They fight, they want to win, they help their teammates and they transmit this determination that makes you win games.”