Ajax Manager, Erik Ten Hag has warned his players to be cautious of Lille striker Victor Osimhen when the teams face off in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League fixture.
Osimhen will be back in action for Christophe Galtier’s side against the Dutch champions at the Stade Pierre Mauroy tonight after sitting out last weekend’s game against PSG due to suspension.
The Les Dogues will be looking to record their first win of the competition, and the Nigerian striker has been directly involved in 11 (9 goals and 2 assists) of the 21 goals scored by Lille in all competitions thus far.
Ten Hag is aware of the threat the Nigerian forward poses and admits he has deployed a strategy to stop him.
“Lille will certainly put pressure on us. They certainly did when we met in Amsterdam. Our 3-0 win was very flattering,” Ten Hag told reporters at Tuesday’s press conference.
On how Ajax plan to stop Osimhen from finding the net, he explained to journalists : “If we have the ball, he can’t score.”
The 20-year old has registered two goals in four champions league games this season.