Victor Osimhen Reveals How Didier Drogba Influenced His Career
Napoli's forward player, Victor Osimhen has revealed how Chelsea's legend, Didier Drogba influenced his career.
The Nigerian was speaking in an interview with a media outlet in the UK which was reported on the website of Daily Mail Sports. He said one of the players that inspired him is Drogba who was one of the top strikers in Premier League history.
Osimhen confirmed that he was a big fan of the Ivorian while he was playing for Chelsea.
I have always supported Drogba and I have huge love and admiration for him. I remember when he scored the equaliser in the 2012 Champions League Final, an amazing header, and the way I celebrated was as though I had scored the goal. My friends knew I was obsessed with Drogba.
He also confirmed how Drogba celebrates whenever he did reach a milestone in his career.
When I scored 10 goals and won the Golden Boot at the Under-17 World Cup in 2015, one of the Nigeria staff showed me a tweet from Drogba. It said Congratulations Victor. I wish you all the best for the future. I was shocked. I never believed someone like Didier Drogba would tweet those words to a young aspiring striker. It gave me a whole new motivation to succeed. Trust me, he has been so helpful. One morning last year I woke up and checked my Instagram, and found messages to me from him, complimenting me, but saying I still had a long way to go. It's amazing to be in contact with him. I try to model my game on his and there are a lot of things I can take from his game and add to my own, so there is nothing better for a young player. He's a hero in his country, he's played to the highest level, won a lot, and made African youngsters dream. He's a busy man but whenever he sees my messages on Instagram he replies immediately. It's a great feeling.
The 24-year-old has been in fantastic form this season for Napoli as they look to win the Serie A title. He has scored 25 goals fo across all competitions for the Naples.