Osimhen : World Cup Winner Genuinely The Toughest Defender I Ever Faced In My Career

Victor Osimhen has endured three Serie A matches without a goal.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen identifies 2022 FIFA world cup winning defender as the toughest defender he’s come across in his career npflupdates.com reports.

According to Osimhen, former Atalanta Bergamasca defender, Christian Romero is the toughest defender he’s come across.

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Victor Osimhen ends goal-drought against Udinese Calcio.
Victor Osimhen

The former Olympique Lille forward and Romero crossed path when the latter was still playing in the Italian Serie A with Atalanta.

Napoli and Atalanta will cross paths at least two times every season in the Italian Serie A, expect occasionally were they meet in the Copa Italia.

Osimhen talks tough about Christian Romero as toughest defender he’s ever faced

According to the 24-year-old Nigerian forward, the Copa America winner, is characterized by speed, and strength, which he uses well on opponent strikers.

“Christian Romero is genuinely the toughest defender I’ve ever confronted. The first time we crossed paths, his speed left me in awe.

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“Our duels was incredibly intense and I was genuinely taken aback,” he told tvplay official.

In a related development, KAA Gent winger, Gift Orban, may have to wait for another international break before he can make his Super Eagles debut.

Based on reports in Belgium, the 21-year-old is nursing himself back to full fitness from a groin injury, which may even see him sit-out of Wednesday’s Belgian Cup game.

In quotes relayed by Flemish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad and was quoted by Allnigeria Hein gives reason as to why the Nigerian didn’t feature in the game against Standard Liege last weekend:

Moves to blacklist Orban Gift
Orban Gift

“Gift had a problem that had been going on for a while, but it was under control and we thought he was fit yesterday,” he said.

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“During the warm-up he felt something again when he did a few sprints. Today he did some exercises and worked with the physiotherapists. We now have to wait and see.”

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