Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen has admitted that it will be hard for him to emulate his former teammate Odion Ighalo.
Ighalo retired from international football after featuring for the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he emerged as the competition’s top scorer.
Osimhen, who featured in only one game at the competition is now the team’s striker and has make big impact at French Ligue 1 club Lille this season.
The 21-year-old however believes it will be difficult to emulate his compatriot.
“He has shut the mouth of the critics, I am really happy. He is so amazing,” said Osimhen in an Instagram conversation with the Super Eagles media team.
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“Everything that he has done for the national team, it will be difficult before I will fill in his shoes or even to surpass him will take a lot of time.
Osimhen, 21, is widely considered to be the next Nigeria superstar after a number of impress performance for club and country.
“The kind of player that endures such criticism – from the World Cup, national team. He did well to qualify us, for me he’s already a legend,” he added.
“Ighalo is there and will continue to be there because he’s done so well not just in football.”
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