Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen says he has a lot of respect for Erling Haaland and believes he can reach the level of the Norwegian’s consistency.
Osimhen and Haaland are among the best Forwards in Europe, the Manchester City man has 45 goals in all competitions – 20 more than the Nigerian.
“I play with Leo Ostigard at Napoli, who is very good friends with Haaland and plays for Norway with him,” Osimhen told the Daily Mail.
“I am a fan of the Bundesliga, so I’ve followed him for a while and every weekend he seems to score two, three, four goals. Ostigard spoke to me a lot about him, how hard he trained, then one day he said: ‘If you want, I can bring you his shirt.’ I said: ‘Of course, bro.”
“So he spoke to Haaland, who also asked for my shirt, so we swapped them through Ostigard. He is one of the best of his generation so to be compared with him – and considered one of the best strikers in the world – only inspires me to do more.”
Osimhen also revealed his desire to improve his game.
“I can score four goals in a game, I can provide more assists, I can do many more things as I have the quality to execute them. I need to work even harder and then at the end of my career I can hopefully look back and say yes, I did some wonderful things.
Osimhen, 24, has been linked with move to Premier League, with Manchester United and Chelsea said to be among the clubs interested in his signature.
The Nigerian says, he’s happy in Italy.
“Everyone watches the EPL (Premier League), it is really competitive, but Serie A is also one of the strongest leagues. When Cristiano Ronaldo played there, he said the same thing. I am really happy to be there,” He concluded.
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