Osimhen : Ask Opponent Defenders What They Suffered Against The Important Forward – Peseiro

Peseiro focused on reaching 2023 AFCON semifinal

Super Eagles head coach responds to a question by Cameroonian journalist on why forward Victor Osimhen isn’t scoring goals as expected at the 34th edition of AFCON, npflupdates.com reports.

Osimhen for the third consecutive time is yet to score for Nigeria at the AFCON after scoring his first goal against Equatorial Guinea on Matchday one.

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Victor in action against Cameroon

On Saturday, the former VFL Wolfsburg forward, helped Nigeria defeat closest neighbors Cameroon in a R16 fixture. The 25-year-old couldn’t get on the scoresheet, but provided an assist for Lookman who scored Nigeria’s first goal.

Aside assisting the first goal, Osimhen was all over the field, joining the Super Eagles midfield, and also the defenders when there’s need for that. There’s no doubt, the former Olympique Lille man troubled the defenders of the five-time African champions.

What Peseiro said about Victor Osimhen and his goal-drought

Addressing the press after the game, a Cameroonian journalist asked Peseiro why Osimhen did not get the job done by getting on the scoresheet.

And as anticipated, the Portuguese Tactician explained the key role played by his key man as the three-time African champions executed the game.

“He didn’t score but had a fantastic game; it’s not easy to stop that guy. One lady asked me yesterday to put Osimhen on the bench if you want to score,” Peseiro was quoted by Daily Post Nigeria.

“Ask the opponents’ defenders what they suffered. He pressured, won the first ball, and created the goal. The opponent had the ball and, with pressure, took the ball and assisted.

Victor Osimhen is yet to score in his last three AFCON matches.

“He’s fantastic for our team, which has very good players. We want a striker who can defend and attack, sometimes you need to give him the ball and he’ll win the ball against two or three.”

Meanwhile, Osimhen remains upbeat that the Super Eagles has what it takes to win the AFCON.

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Speaking to the media after the R16 game, the former Golden Eaglets forward, explained that the best of their team is yet to come.

“I cannot lie, we haven’t played the best of our football yet,” he said.

” We have this winning mentality, and it’s helping us win matches.”

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