The Lille forward has charged down at growing remarks comparing him with a former Super Eagles marksman, calling such comparisons ‘disrespectful’.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has modestly admitted that retired Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, achieved a lot for the national team and it would be unfair to place him (Osimhen), still learning the trade, on the same platform with the 2019 AFCON hero.
Ighalo helped Nigeria claim a bronze medal at the continental championships hosted by Egypt earlier in the year, emerging the tournament’s top goalscorer with 5 strikes.
The former Watford man was also Africa’s finest goalscorer with 7 goals during the qualifying series for that event and Osimhen is not unaware of the huge gap he has to fill with the premature retirement of Ighalo.
”There is no comparison between me and Ighalo, what he has done for the national team is far from what anybody can compare me and him with,” club,” Osimhen told Victor Modo via YouTube
”He is a legend like everyone of us are saying, I spoke to him about it and he gave me some candid advice which has been helping me, not just in the national team and also in my club.
”For people to compare me and Ighalo, for me it is disrespectful to do such. He’s a great player of course, we know what he’s done with the pressure coming from left and right, he still kept his cool.
”It’s disrespectful to compare me and Ighalo because we are different players and there are some things I watch in his game and try to add into mine.
”He’s more experienced than me, I am still growing up, I am still trying to learn a lot so I think for me to be compared with him I don’t think it’s the right thing for now,” Osimhen concluded.