Osimhen happy to replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles first choice striker

Osimhen happy to replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles first choice striker

Nigerian hottest property Victor Osimhen has opened up on his good form for his Club Lille Metropole in the French Ligue one.

Osimhen joined the modest Club from Belgian side Charleroi and has hit the back of the net eight times in the domestic league, while hitting other two in the UEFA Champions league.


“I will say it’s the grace of God has been the secret to my form for Lille and all I went through at Wolfsburg has motivated me and inspired me to all I have achieved and I want to keep to the momentum.


“As a striker you have to take your chances. I’m a very positive person and I go into games hoping to score in any situation I find myself. I look forward to at least three opportunities and slot them in,” noted Osimhen.


The 20-year-old added , that he’s happy to replace Odion Ighalo in the national team after his retirement at the end of 2019 African Cup of Nations.


“I say a very big thank to you to Odion Ighalo. I never knew he was going to retire. He gave me some useful tips on how to improve my game while we were at the Africa Cup of Nations,” Osimhen noted.


“And also I have been working with the coach and he knows the kind of qualities that I possess and he feels that I will fit into his philosophy of the game.


“The coach has the luxury of also picking Paul Onuachu and Peter Olayinka so if I’m not there these guys will carry on with the job. In all, I want to carry on doing well for my club and the national team.


The Super Eagles are expected to take on Benin Republic in 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Benin on November 14 at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium before facing Lesotho’s Crocodiles four days later away from home.

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