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‘I Was Actually A Defender’ — Osimhen Reveals His Initial Position

‘I Was Actually A Defender’ — Osimhen Reveals His Initial Position

Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen has revealed that he started out his football career as a defender before switching to a forward role.

Osimhen has been superb for the Partenopei this season as he is the current highest goalscorer in Serie A with 18 goals and three assists in 19 games.

In an interview with Sorare he revealed that he was initially a defender and he also stated that he idolized Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba while growing up.

“I was actually a defender,” Osimhen said

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“Growing up I started to watch Didier Drogba, how he plays and try to see what makes a lot of people consider him as one of the greatest strikers to ever play this game.”

Osimhen has racked up 19 goals and three assists in 23 games across all competitions for Napoli this season.

Napoli sit atop the Serie A table after garnering 62 points from 23 games.

Napoli play Eintracht Frankfurt next in a UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg fixture on Tuesday February 21 at the Deutsche Bank Park.

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