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Leicester City Boss Rodgers Raves About Osimhen

Leicester City Boss Rodgers Raves About Osimhen

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Victor Osimhen after the striker scored twice against his side in Thursday’s Europa League clash at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes led 2-0 in the game thanks to efforts from Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes.


Osimhen however bagged a brace to seal a point for Napoli in the game.

“It was an exciting game,”Rodgers told LCFC TV.

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“We’re obviously disappointed we didn’t win the game. We were in a great position, but we were playing against a really experienced team and we just couldn’t see it through. We’ll learn from that.

“I said to the players afterwards, there was so many good things in the game, but we’ve got to keep the ball better because by the end, when you don’t have the ball so much and you’re chasing the game, you can tire that little bit.

“We had some players getting their first 90 minutes of the season as well, and then obviously, their big striker (Victor Osimhen), who’s £70-odd-million, so you can see his quality, and he gets his two goals.

“Overall, if you can’t win it, even though we were in a good position, you make sure you don’t lose it and the point is a start for us. Now, we’ve got another nine or 10 to go.”

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  • Chibuike 1 month ago

    Why I like Osemhen among all super eagles strikers is, he chase every ball, all of the foot walk, marking, running like horse, that’s how good striker should be. His a rugged striker just like Amokachi

    • walking 1 month ago

      Well said chibuike.

      He just needs to work on his foot precision,and that’s all.
      He got the pace, height,aggressiveness,tenacity,shot power, what else?

      Oshigoal na baller.

    • True @Chibuike. Yesterday as the match ended and Osimhen basked in the spotlight at the King’s Power, I started to reflect on his time back from the FIFA U17 World Cup and how much career mileage he’s covered. I also couldn’t help pondering on what propelled him this far in relation to his equally talented teammates from back then. Only he, Chukwueze and Nwakali had gone on to do big things from that squad I think – and even Nwakali can be said to still be struggling comparatively.

      So what was the X-factor – if they were all generously talented? Grit, power, determination, confidence, fierceness and fearlessness. Fighting for every ball, a strong winning belief and all the extras. That’s the oomph that powers him to the top. And that was my summation. Guess it’s true as they say, TALENT IS NOTHING WITHOUT ATTITUDE – plus some luck along the way.

      • Kel, thanks. I appreciate your insight of the ingredients required for success in soccer . . . and really in any field. I’ve highlighted some of these factors before. Some performance gurus have written extensively about these factors. There’s actually a book titled: TALENT IS OVERRATED. Grit and self-belief are very important and could account for the different career tracts between Osimhen and Nwakali, which you alluded to. But in Naija, we know that all fingers are not equal.

      • pompei 3 weeks ago

        Thumbs up, Kel. To succeed in football and in life, you have to go for it. Success will not fall in your lap. Osimhen has been working his socks off since the U-17 world cup. That is why he is where he is today. And with more hard work, the sky is only the beginning.

    • Osimhen is more like a Drogba kind of player in my opinion.
      Fast, strong good in the air and a good striker of the ball, okay skills etc.
      If his teammates help him more and he stays fit and injury free, I see him topping atleast one of the scorers charts be it in the Italian league or Europa league.

  • Osimhen is a beast! He will do well to improve his accuracy in front of goal, and then he will become utterly unstoppable!!!

  • Baba na baba 1 month ago

    If they buy him for you now Rodgers u go bench am.

  • @Baba na baba you nor Sabi ball dats a whack statement.. How will he bench him. Which Manager in their right mind go bench such a quality??

    The Nigerian was a constant threat for Leicester and should have probably scored in the first-half after doing everything right except provide the finish in a lively individual display.
    But the finishes came after the break. He hung in the air for the equaliser, a Ronaldo-esque header. Yet it was his first goal that really stood out, as he lobbed the covering defender and then goalkeeper with consecutive touches.
    Osimhen’s talent was well known when Napoli smashed their transfer record for him a little over a year ago. But this sort of display showed why they were willing to spend so much. What a player he could become.

  • Monkey Post 1 month ago

    You will see them playing their hearts, liver and kidneys out for their foreign club but play like that for your country that one will become a problem. Why??????????????

  • Nice question… but the answer is simple..
    it’s because they are being paid weekly without any story. but their so called country with owe them for two years… with so many promises and conditions e. g
    if you guys can win our next match I will you all your bonus lol

  • Good answer…now the question is why would you put money ahead of your country??? Their Okocha’s kanu’s all did it for the love of their country.

  • Good answer. Now the question is why would you put money ahead of your beloved country???? Their Okocha’s kanu’s and Yekini’s did it for their country perfectly well even when they are owed wages and salaries…and that is why they are still being remembered.