Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has revealed the reason behind his brilliant start in the French Ligue 1. The 20-year-old joined Lille from Belgian side, Royal Charleroi for 12m Euros, and has taken the French topflight by storm.
The Nigerian international currently sits on top of the Ligue 1 scorers charts with four goals from three games. The former Wolfsburg striker got off the mark when he scored twice on his debut in Les Douges opening day win over Nantes.
After firing blanks in the loss to Amiens, Osimhen was on target again last night scoring twice in Lille’s 3-0 win over Saint Etienne.
With four goals from three Ligue 1 games, Osimhen is proving to be a bargain buy for Lille. Speaking after the win over Les Verts, Osimhen praised the impact of Lille manager, Christophe Galtier, for his impressive start to the season.
“Before the game, the coach spoke to me, told me to be ready. And for me, I think this is important for me and the coach believes in me.”
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He also praised the fans for helping him to settle in well, while also praising them for their support in Wednesday’s win.
“I am really happy I am here with such wonderful fans. They made us to win the game, they are the 12th man on the pitch.”
Osimhen will hope to continue his impressive form in the French topflight when Lille take on Reims on Sunday.