Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr believes Victor Osimhen has what it takes to get to the level of former Ivory Coast and Chelsea striker Didier Drogba.
Many have compared the pacy forward to Drogba who was one of the most elite strikers during his active playing days.
“I don’t know,it’s an important comparison, but I don’t rule it out,” Rohr told Radio Punto Nuovo when asked about the similarities between Osimhen and Drogba.
“He has everything he needs to become a player of that level. Victor is someone who always wants to grow and improve, technically and tactically.
“Then he is a smart boy, intelligent and I repeat: he has everything it takes to get to the level of Didier Drogba.”
Drogba scored 100 goals in 226 Premier League appearances for Chelsea between 2004 and 2012.
He is also Ivory Coast’s all-time top scorer with 65 goals in 105 appearances for the Ivory national team.
Osimhen enjoyed a successful debut campaign with Ligue 1 club Lille, scoring 18 times and grabbing six assists in 38 appearances in all competitions.
21-year-old Nigeria international was voted the club’s player of the season and also picked up the prize for the Best African Player in the French Ligue 1 last season.
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