The Napoli forward spoke further that this is not strange to people because many have experienced even worse situations than that and where he grew up. Nothing is earned without working for it. One must work so hard for whatever one wants. The player was quoted by Head Topics.
The former U/17 World Cup highest goal scorer spoke about different menial jobs he laid his hands on why growing up before heaven smiled on him to become a professional star in Europe
The 22-year old Nigeria international leaped above his markers to head Elif Elmas’ cross past goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the 81st minute of his side keenly-contested game against Ola Aina's Torino on Sunday to hand his side another three points.
He spoke of how he cleaned up gutters, fetched water, etc to survive.
"I was cleaning the gutters for 20 Naira, for my landlord, engaged in some cleaning jobs for my neighbours close to my house, and fetch water for, i think, 80 Naira, to survive."
He revealed further that he was happy doing those things because he believed when he worked so hard to get this money, it was important for him. And he was mindful of how to spend the money and help his family.
“My brother was selling newspapers, while my sister sold oranges. I was always in the traffic with water having to chase cars, sell water to them to get the money." He, however, believe those struggles helped him in life.
Osimhen expressed his gratitude to God for putting him where he is today. "What i had been through shaped me into the man I am. I am really grateful to God for that,” he added.
"My journey to stardom all started like a dream. It was a boyhood dream from the slum and I feel like I have achieved this feat."
"It is one of my biggest achievements in life,” he ended.
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