The head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has backed striker, Victor Osimhen to retrace his steps, insisting that the Napoli forward has all it takes to become the next Didier Drogba.
Rohr disclosed this in a chat with an Italian news outlet Tuttomercato. The Franco-German manager described Osimhen as one of the best forwards in Europe.
“Victor is currently one of the best strikers in Europe, but not yet in the world. Osimhen is young, ambitious and very motivated. I think he has what it takes to become a great striker, one of the best ever. But he still has to grow.”
“We are very happy with him. Osimhen has made the whole process of the youth teams, already scoring important goals with the senior national team despite his young age. Our attack is certainly in good hands, also thanks to Victor.”
“I am convinced that he will have treasured last season to improve and grow, both as a man and as a professional. This season, in other words, will be better than the previous one.”
”I am referring to both Napoli and Nigeria, Osimhen will be the protagonist to the sound of heavy and decisive goals just like in Leicester.”
“Osimhen can become the new Drogba, I have no doubts about this. Victor has many qualities that recall those of the Ivorian legend Didier, we hope he can retrace his steps at the club and national level,” he concluded.
The former Lille of Striker made the headline last week in the Uefa Europa league as he netted a brace in the opening group game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, England.
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