The brilliance of Super Eagles attacker, Ademola Lookman, once illuminated Atalanta’s attack, but a recent dip in form has raised uncertainty about his resurgence.
After a great run of form, the for Leicester City forward faced a setback due to injury that kept him out of Gian Piero Gasperini’s squad earlier this year.
The memories of his decisive goals still linger in the minds of football fans, as he shone brightly on the pitch and rolled out a challenge to his compatriot Victor Osimhen for the Serie A top scorer. Lookman burst onto the scene with fourteen impressive goals since his debut.
Serie A top scorers:
🇳🇬 Victor Osimhen—13 goals
🇳🇬 Ademola Lookman—11 goals
No African player has ever won the award before ⏳ pic.twitter.com/z4116tjBPy
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 22, 2023
However, a turning point seemed to arrive during the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Inter at San Siro. Despite his previous form, Lookman found himself benched that day, a decision that seemed to affect the team’s performance. This marked the start of a period where injuries and a lack of brilliance overshadowed Lookman’s potential.
Lookman’s unique skills, including speed, dribbling, and technical prowess, are undeniable. His versatility as both a winger and a second striker behind now-Manchester United forward, Rasmus Hojlund, has been notable.
Yet, recent form questions go beyond a single game’s impact. Could one match truly define a player’s abilities? Lookman’s recent matches against Sassuolo and Frosinone suggest challenges beneath the surface.
In the world of football, a player’s confidence can be fragile. For Lookman, a single goal could reignite his spark and put him high in the hearts of the Atalantini fans, like Osimhen is loved by the Neapolitans.
Meanwhile, if his poor form continues, the Nigerian could find himself on the transfer list, or the Bergamo-based club could lose patience by signing a new forward, who would be a great competitor for Lookman since the departure of Hojlund.