How Drogba, Mikel Obi, Ighalo influenced me – Osimhen

Victor Osimhen

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has named Ivorian legend Didier Drogba, and fellow Nigerians John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, as players who inspired him to reach greater heights.

Osimhen is currently enjoying his best start to a Serie A season, following his big move from Lille in the summer of 2020.

So far, the Super Eagles‘ frontman has scored nine goals for club and country this season.

Osimhen has now explained his inspiration and how it feels to play in one of the world’s top leagues.

“It feels good, it all started like a dream, boyhood dream from the slum.

“I just wanted to become a professional player, inspired by a lot of legends like Didier Drogba, Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, and the rest.

“And I feel like, to be able to achieve this feat, is one of my biggest achievements in life and I am really grateful to God for that,” Osimhen said in a chat with international teammate William Troost-Ekong in the latter’s YouTube channel.

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