Victor Osihmen: “There is no comparison between me and Ighalo.
By Adejuyigbe Olorunfemi
Nigeria and Lille’s striker Victor Osimhen has expressed his displeasure towards comparing him with former Nigerian forward, Odion ighalo, BsnSports.com.ng reports
Osihmen, who was Man of the Match of Sunday’s AFCON 2021 qualifier between Lesotho and Nigeria in Maseru, has said that he wouldn’t like to be compared to the Golden boot winner of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Odion Ighalo.
The young striker became the talking point on the lips of everyone after an incredible performance against Lesotho scoring two goals and also assisting twice in the other goals as Nigeria was victorious over their counterpart, Lesotho.
The 20 year old inherited the Super Eagles number nine jersey from Ighalo after he retired from international duties, in July 2019.
Osihmen says he still has a lot to learn and it is disrespect if he is been compared to ighalo at this time.
“There is no comparison between me and Ighalo, what he has done for the national team is far from what anybody can compare me and him with.
“He is a legend like everyone of us are saying, I spoke to him about it and he gave me some candid advice which has been helping me, not just in the national team and also in my club.”
“For people to compare me and Ighalo, for me it is disrespectful to do such. He’s a great player of course, we know what he’s done with the pressure coming from left and right, he still kept his cool.
“It’s disrespectful to compare me and Ighalo because we are different players and there are some things I watch in his game and try to add into mine.
“He’s more experienced than me, I am still growing up, I am still trying to learn a lot so I think for me to be compared with him I don’t think it’s the right thing for now”.