AFCON: I’ll Play In Defence – Victor Osimhen Speaks On His Lack Of Goals

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Super Eagles striker expressed his selfless commitment to the team’s success at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations () in Ivory Coast.

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AFCON: I’ll Play In Defence – Speaks On His Lack Of Goals

Despite scoring only once in five games, Osimhen prioritizes the team’s achievements over personal glory. The Napoli forward, who topped the 2023 AFCON qualifiers’ goal-scoring charts and holds the title of African Footballer of the Year, remains focused on contributing to the team’s success.

 

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In a post-match interview with beIN Sports after Nigeria’s victory against Angola, Osimhen shared his aspirations, saying, “I dream of winning the title. The last time was in 2013. I am very happy to win and qualify for the semi-finals.” He highlighted the positive mindset within the team, crediting coach Jose Peseiro’s excellent outlook on the team’s project.

Despite facing criticism for missed opportunities, Osimhen’s dedication shines through as he embraces both scoring and defensive responsibilities.

 

He emphasized, “I have the mentality that if I do not score, I will go back to defending, and if I score a goal, I will also go back to defending this goal.” Osimhen recognizes the significance of the moment, expressing gratitude for being part of the Super Eagles and urging the team to capitalize on their strong start to reach the final.

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