Former Arsenal Captain tips Super Eagles Forward to Reach levels of Luis Suarez, Lewandowski and co


Laurent Koscielny has tipped Bordeaux teammate Josh Maja for greatness after the Forward’s sterling performance in a Ligue Un game against Nimes on Tuesday.

Maja scored a hat-trick to inspire Bordeaux to a 6-0 victory at the Matmut Atlantique Stadium.


The Nigeria international, in the process, also became the fourth best goal scorer aged 20 or under in the top five European leagues this season with five goals, joining another Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen, who tops the list with eight goals.



Maja’s one-man show impressed teammate and former Arsenal captain, Koscielny who is convinced the 20-year-old will go on to achieve bigger things.


“It’s great for him and his confidence. You can feel that he’s starting to settle in and it’s bearing fruit. He works hard in front of goal, and he was rewarded.



“He still needs to improve in his reading of the game, but he has the right attitude to learn and try to do things well.”



The player who has been capped once by Nigeria has made 15 appearances for Paulo Sousa’s side this term registering six goals and one assist.


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