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Bologna Boss Mihajlovic: Osimhen More Dangerous Than Lukaku

Bologna Boss Mihajlovic: Osimhen More Dangerous Than Lukaku

Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic says his players must work hard to stop Victor Osimhen when they face Napoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium on Thursday, reports Completesports.com.

Osimhen has earned huge plaudits following his impressive displays for the Partenopei this season.

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The 22-year-old has scored nine goals in 11 competitive games, including five in eight Serie A games.

Mihajlovic feels the Nigeria international is starting to justify the price-tag Napoli paid for him and compared him to former Inter attacker Romelu Lukaku.

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“He shifts the balance even more than Lukaku,” Mihajlovic said during his interaction with the media on Wednesday.

“What do they eat in Naples?

“He seems like he has an engine. He’s ‘ignorant’, but in the good sense of the word. He runs, opens the game, restarts, scores.

“He’s really strong, but I didn’t expect this much. It’s also true that they paid €70m for him.”

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  • Edoman 1 year ago

    Bologna Boss impressions of Osimhen is very real and accurate. If he continue this way, plus the Lord God on his side, Nigeria have got the best player in the World in their hand. Thank you Lord for giving us Victor Osimhen at this time.

    • Michel 1 year ago

      You are right about blessing us with a player like him,but for now,it’s Napoli that is blessed cause they have a good coach that brought out the best in him,our coach (rohr)is a bad coach and will never bring out the best in him.if u watch osimehn play for the super eagles,helooks so ordinary,u will wonder if he is the same Napoli guy u used to watch.

      • @michael oshimen ordinary in super eagles? You just want byo say something because of your hatred for rohr. With his goal rate since he started playing for eagles under rohr, I don’t think he has done badly.

        • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

          Awesome answer my brother CMN…! Splendid…!

          Help us ask him under which coach Osimhen emerged as top scorer in the AFCON qualification and how many goals he scored….LMAOOooo.

          14 goal contributions in 17 SE games under the watchful eyes of Rohr is not “bringing out the best of osimhen” enough…….LMAOOooo.

          A man who is hated would still be accused of raising dust even if he falls in a pool of water

        • Michel 1 year ago

          So why is rohr looking for ighalo if he thinks he plays well

          • Leadership. Simple. Bringing him back does not mean he is coming to be the first choice. I hope that settles it for you. I am sure you did not even check out the stats before you wrote that. Nigerians are bad with stats. I understand.

  • tayo 1 year ago

    @Micheal it will interest you to know that that same Spalleti as at one time been sacked by Inter,Milan,Roma etc at one time or the other now he is the World best who brings out the best in Oshimen not Rohr because of your hatred for him simply cos he is not your so called local coach. Fear God bro

  • Victor Osihmen will do well to turn a deaf ear to all these osihmen-ploitations. Suddenly, a lot of pundits have found their voices to “promote” what such a great player Osihmen is and can be. Hardly anyday passes without an article praising Osihmen.

    It’s becoming boring.

    The young striker is surely rathe-ripe but it is good to wait for the accolades to come in before showering encomiums to the degree being thrown at Osihmen at the moment.

    There are Balon d’Or nominations to be achieved and Africa footballer of the year to be won. Nigeria has to exceed current milestones and Napoli has to win continental tournaments.

    I think it is way too early for these praises and Osihmen should dig his heels in, stay focused and continually improve all facets of his game.

    I really pay little attention to all these potentially damaging attention Osihmen is receiving.

    Praising a player that is doing well is one thing, going to town with the praises is quite another.

    Funnily, it is the same people who ostensibly build him up now who will be only to enthusiastic in bringing him down if his form dips.

    Comparing Osihmen with Lukaku in the recent Complete Sports article is not only unhelpful but rather unnecessary. Lukaku is his own striker, Osihmen is his.

    Already, a number of platforms are running a stories suggesting that Osihmen’s transfer to Napoli is being investigated by the authorities for financial discrepancies. This is not good.

    Make no mistake about it, not everyone is happy about Osihmen’s rising profile. Our people will say every lizard’s stomach is facing the ground hence it is impossible to know which of them is experiencing stomach troubles.

    Osihmen has a long way to go. Well meaning stakeholders are very happy for his development. I think they just want him to get on with it and not get distracted by meaningless comparisons and dubious praises.

    • pompei 1 year ago

      I really hope the people close to Osimhen are advising him to ignore all these silly comparisons and stay focused, humble and grounded.
      Not everyone praising Osimhen today has his best interests at heart.
      Comparisons to other forwards like Lewandowski, Lukaku, Haaland are great for selling newspapers, but will not help Osimhen.
      What Osimhen should focus on is his production. More goals, more assists. If he does that, eventually, he just might win the Ballon D’or, and add some club and international trophies to his collection.