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Victor Osimhen takes stock of his journey in Wolfsburg

Victor Osimhen

It is almost a year since Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen arrived Wolfsburg, and based on his statements in a German paper, Wolfsburger Nachrichten, Osimhen still has big dreams.

Osimhen is satisfied with his personal development, like his adjustment to training and the coming winter. He witnessed his first winter last year fresh from Ultimate Strikers academy in Nigeria to Wolfsburg.”I know what to expect. To witness snow, in reality, was an unusual feeling.”

Taking a look back at his first days in Wolfsburg, he says”I was well received, especially from Joshua Guilavogui(team mate).I have never been to Europe for a long time and have had many wonderful experience over the past few months. I feel good here.”

The U-17 world cup top scorer, decided to play for Wolfsburg because he saw better chances to develop.”I am learning how football in Europe functions.” However, he is not totally satisfied,”I did not achieve all the goals i had set myself.”

Osimhen had wished for more appearances in the Bundesliga, one or two goals in the statistics in his first months. “Sometimes you plan something, but then it does not work out that way. I’ll keep going on with my work.”

Osimhen has to contend with strong competition from the likes of Divock Origi and captain Mario Gomez.He says, “I know my qualities and know how to help the team. But i’m in no hurry at all. I am patiently waiting for my chance. And when it comes, i want to grab it.”

Osimhen wants his chance as soon as possible because he dreams of the World cup with Nigeria. “If I improve, i could get a call.” He admits that he is in regular contact with the coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr.

He dreams of a great career, wants to make himself indispensable, and promises to fight on, “If i stop working hard, my dream will surely die. But if i give everything every day, I ‘ll go where i want to go. I want to make the people who believed in me proud “, he says.

Osimhen remains positive and believes hard work pays. Given the competition in Wolfsburg, his orientation is quite interesting. because it is easy to be negative and forceful with his goals, and in the process, it will derail his ambition. Osimhen has the right character as a professional to survive any obstacle that comes his way. And in the long run, it will eventually pay off.

Victor osimhen finally signs for VFL Wolfsburg.

Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has been waiting for this day to sign a professional contract when he turns 18. He was officially 18 years old some days ago, but was unveiled at VFL Wolfsburg with the number 18 jersey on Thursday.

Osimhen is a Nigerian attacker who had a wonderful time at the U-17 world cup in Chile in 2015 and top scorer with 10 goals. Wolfsburg signed him from Ultimate Strikers Academy in nigeria for 3,5 million Euros.

Osimhen, rejected offers from clubs like Arsenal, Inter or AC Florence. He decided to pitch his tent with Wolfsburg. He said “my chances of developing are best here.” Also, ” at Arsenal, i do not have a chance of playing in the first team. Wolfsburg is the best place for me to jumpstart my career.”

The coach of Wolfsburg, Valérien Ismael said at the training camp in La Manga, Spain, “he is fast and has a super finishing.”

Osimhen is ready to prove his worth to the team but he is battling with a meniscus operation that was performed in November last year. Ismaël “we intend to build him slowly and must watch his development from week to week.” Already the Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, enquired about Osimhen in prelude to his nomination for the national team. Unfortunately, his recovery from the meniscus operation made Rohr change his mind.

i wish him all the best of luck in the Bundesliga.