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UCL: Osimhen ‘eternally grateful’ to ex-Bayern Munich star for present success

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Victor Osimhen has credited his present successes to his tough interval in Wolfsburg and the mentorship of the UCL winner with Bayern Munich

Tremendous Eagles ahead, Victor Osimhen has thanked ex-Bayern Munich and Germany striker, Mario Gomez for the impression the massive German had on his profession whereas it was nonetheless budding. 

The pair performed collectively at Wolfsburg after Osimhen moved to Europe for the primary time as an 18-year-old. 

Osimhen grateful for robust time in Wolfsburg

Whereas many keep in mind the time at Wolfsburg as being dreadful for the Nigerian, Osimhen remembers it with extra fondness and even credit the interval as being liable for his present profitable spell with Napoli. 

Talking after Napoli’s emphatic UEFA Champions League victory over Frankfurt, wherein he scored twice, Osimhen identified that his time at Wolfsburg was an educational interval that helped him develop as an individual.

He informed Sport1, “You already know, it was not straightforward for me. However I do not see it that negatively. Wolfsburg was a really instructional time for me. 

“Wolfsburg was a great place for me to develop. I additionally realized from these setbacks. The time in Wolfsburg made me who I’m at present.”

Osimhen grateful for Mario Gomez mentorship

Osimhen additionally conferred particular reward on Gomez, who was a veteran on the time, at 32 years previous and had a wealth of expertise from enjoying at Stuttgart, Bayern Munich, and the German nationwide staff, which he shared with Osimhen. 

The Tremendous Eagles ahead spoke in glowing phrases about Gomez to Sport1, saying, “I look again on a particular expertise [at Wolfsburg] as a result of I performed with Mario Gomez. I used to be blissful to look at him and copied lots from him. 

“He guided me when he was there and gave me beneficial ideas. I’m very blissful that I had him by my aspect in Wolfsburg in my first yr in Europe. He actually helped me lots. I’m eternally grateful to him for that.” 

Osimhen spent two and a half years on the books of Wolfsburg, together with one on mortgage to Belgian aspect Charleroi, and he made solely 15 appearances for the German aspect, failing to attain a single aggressive aim whereas with them. 

Nevertheless, since leaving Wolfsburg, his profession has taken off and has seen him star for Lille and Napoli, together with serving to the Gli Azzuri attain the UCL quarterfinals for the primary time within the membership’s historical past with a man-of-the-match efficiency in opposition to Napoli. 

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