Osimhen: Prolific Strikers Like Drogba Inspire Me


Sporting Charleroi of Belgium striker, Victor Osimhen has revealed that one of the big factors behind his scoring form is that he loves watching videos of top strikers like former Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba, who he says all inspire him to get better on the pitch.

Speaking against the backdrop of his first professional goal last weekend, Osimhen, who is on loan at Charleroi from VfL Wolfsburg of Germany, said he is always keen on learning from renowned prolific strikers like Drogba and others.

The Chile 201 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medallist and top scorer said he was happy to finally hit his first league goal at any level in Charleroi’s their 1-1 draw with Waasland-Beveren on Saturday, but said he now wants to get even more.

While also acknowledging delight with the improved quality in his game, footballlive.ng can report that Osimhen will now hope to continue his exploits with Charleroi when they host Lokeren in their next league fixture this Saturday.

The 19-year-old forward, who joined Wolfsburg after his exploits at Chile 2015, where he became the all-time highest goals scorer in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, was yet to score in a professional goal after two years with the German club.

However, after getting encouraging game time at Charleroi, Osimhen opened his goals count against Beveren in the 19th minute of their league encounter from an assist by Adama Niane.

Though the hosts equalised through Nana Opoku Ampomah in the 51st minute, to ensure the game ended in a draw, Osimhen said he was glad with his own impact on the game.

Osimhen declared: “I am very happy to be able to score my first goal for my new team and I think I can be satisfied with the quality of my game.

“I think that my association with Adama worked well tonight and that we understood each other well. We work a lot together, also during training, and our automation will only improve.

“For my part, I observe and analyze the style of several famous attackers. To name only one, I would choose Didier Drogba.

“I’m inspired by his game, his performance and his mentality, to help me progress and I will do everything to achieve my goals, to be even better.

“Besides, I’m also a big fan of José Mourinho and I watch every game of Manchester United. It also contributes to the evolution of my attacker game.

“In two years, this is my first full match. The style of play is different from that of the German Bundesliga and I still have to adapt.

“To do this, Javier Martos speaks to me a lot and his advice is very valuable to me. I was very well received in Charleroi and I really appreciated the coach’s speech when I arrived. And I get constant encouragement from my family, it helps me and motivates me a lot.”


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