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LOSC Lille's Osimhen talks Drogba, goals and Galtier

Publish on 02/11/2019 at 12h00

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Victor Osimhen has hit the ground running since joining LOSC Lille in the summer and told The Ligue 1 Show he has not stopped scoring yet as he bids to surpass the achievement of his hero, Didier Drogba.

Only Wissam ben Yedder has scored more league goals than Osimhen in France this season, and when the Nigeria international sat down with The Ligue 1 Show, he set his sights on causing yet more problems for opposition defenders this season, and outdoing ex-Olympique de Marseille man Drogba.

On finishing the league's top scorer this season

"The team performance and the team objectives come first before any individual players. My goal is to get the goals for the team. Goals are only important when they win games so I want to score as many as I can to help the team get to the top of the table or even qualify for the next UEFA Champions League. These are one of the objectives of the club and I want to reach that aim."

On his hero Didier Drogba

"Everytime I was back from school, I just went to the Internet to look for Didier Drogba videos. I watched the way he plays, the way he scores. Since then, he has really sets my sight on becoming even better than him, but he's my idol."

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On moving to Lille

"The experience I accumulated in Wolfsburg and also in Charleroi made me settle in well in Lille and I watched the club last season. They have some quite interesting players and I think that to come to this club and integrate quickly into the team is important for me. It has been one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life to come here. I'm still young. I still have a lot to learn. That's why I came here to continue to grow as a young player."

On Christophe Galtier

"The very first time I arrived at the club, he spoke to me. He told me how important I am to the team even when I had even not kicked the ball. He told me he watched a lot of my games in my former club Charleroi and I think for a young player like me I didn’t need more motivation. It's unbelievable the way he speaks to me - he makes me realise some things I even didn’t know I possessed, some kind of great qualities...He tries to bring them to me in training and shows me this is what I have to do. For me he has been helpful since I arrived at the club. I always say he's one of the architect of my career and I will never forget that."

On the team's ambitions this season

"We can't deny we have a lot of qualities in the team and I think it's just a matter of time. We understand each other and of course we will reach the objective the club has set for itself."