Super Eagles Striker Nets Double On Ligue 1 Debut (Photo: Goal Nigeria/Twitter)

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier was full of praise for Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen after the new signing’s double handed the northern France club all three points against FC Nantes on Sunday.

Concise News reports that Osimhen struck in the 19th and 80th minute to earn his side maximum points in a 2-1 win at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

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And after the match, his coach was thoroughly pleased with his output.

“It was a logical result although Nantes caused us problems. We lacked consistency over the course of the game but that was no doubt down to the varying fitness levels of the players.

“The first half-hour was really good but the last 15 minutes of the first half did not please me at all. We didn’t kill the game off and we were playing for the sake of it rather than looking to win the match.

“I was also very unhappy with the way we started the second half but I was pleased with our reaction in the final 20 minutes. We were lucky enough to win the game, so all the better.

“Victor (Osimhen) was a player Luis (Campos) identified some time ago.

“He was our priority for the centre-forward role. He is above all else a good team-mate and goal-scorer.

“He likes to get in behind, find space, but he also makes his presence felt in the box. We didn’t have a player like him last season.”


Meanwhile, the man-of-the moment himself is thrilled. He says after the game: “When I have opportunities, I don’t want to miss them. I’m not yet 100 percent but I’m training hard and I know that with time I’ll be in top shape physically.”

Osimhen, 20, played a total of 45 mins at the last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).