The long wait for Victor osimhen to make his debut this season is over. Wolfsburg played at home against Mainz and Osimhen came in the 84th minute for Divock Origi.
The coach of Wolfsburg, Martin Schmidt, decided to feature Osimhen in the match because of his dedication and abilities in training. Schmidt espoused Osimhen’s skills in Wolfsburger Allgemeine, ” it was a decision for Victor. He trained very well and scored the most goals. He is the most effective runner and i wanted to reward him.”
It appears that Schmidt is now a fan of Osimhen. The 18 year old Nigerian is still learning the ropes but Osimhen has been able to break the pecking order in Mario Gomez’s absence. Landry Dimata who is contending for the position did not make it to the bench against Mainz.
It is still unknown, if Osimhen will play in Wolfsburg’s next match against Bayer Leverkusen. Because the injured Mario Gomez could make his comeback in the match.
If Osimhen is injury free and continues to work hard with dedication, he will definitely see his dreams come to fruition in the Bundesliga.
When Victor Osimhen signed for Wolfsburg earlier this year, it was based on a commitment to gradually integrate in to the team. Despite his huge talent , Osimhen is yet to see action.
The reason for his inability to wear the wonderful colors of Wolfsburg is based on one factor alone-lack of chance.
Wolfsburg has seen officials sacked faster then the speed of light. Valerien Ismael, who was the coach when Osimhen was signed last season, is no longer there. Andries Jonker, who barely saved Wolfsburg from relegation last season was recently fired. The sports director who gave the green light for Osimhen to sign for Wolfsburg, Klaus Allofs was sacked. Martin Schmidt is the new coach in Wolfsburg.
Given the changes that Wolfsburg have experienced in 9 months, it is difficult for Osimhen to convert the confidence garnered through months of training and discipline to any successful conclusion. Because he had to start all over again with a new coach. Osimhen made it to the bench for three matches so far this season.
Recently, Mario Gomez of Wolfsburg was injured and out for at least a month. His position became available. However, the following players, including Osimhen, were contesting for the position. They are Landry Dimata, Paul-Geroges Ntep and Kaylen Hinds.
Despite the circumstances, Osimhen has taken it in stride and hopes for a better day. Who knows, if he finally get his chance to play for Wolfsburg, may be he could soar like a super eagle.
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.