Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Former Nigeria international footballer, Mutiu Adepoju, has praised the winning mindset of forward Victor Osimhen and hopes that he can transfer that mentality to the rest of the Super Eagles team. Adepoju, a Real Sociedad legend, spoke about the rising star in an interview with a local Nigerian sports outlet.
The ex-footballer had a standout 1992–1993 campaign, scoring 11 goals in the Segunda División to assist Racing de Santander in their promotion to La Liga. Now, he has turned his attention to the future of Nigerian football and has been paying close attention to the latest talents coming through.
Adepoju believes that Osimhen’s work ethic, determination, and winning mentality can positively affect the other players in the Super Eagles squad. He praised the young striker’s performances, saying, “Osimhen is doing well and I believe he is someone that can give more because he has a strong mentality. He knows what he wants, and he is focused on his goals.”
Osimhen, who is 22 years old, currently plays for Napoli in the Italian Serie A. He has been a standout performer for the Super Eagles in recent matches, scoring a total of four goals in his last four games, including a hat-trick against Lesotho.
Adepoju hopes that Osimhen’s form can rub off on his teammates, saying, “I hope other players can learn from him and his mentality, his ambition and his desire to score goals. He is one of the players that we have to look up to, and we need more players like him in the Super Eagles setup.”
The former midfielder also talked about the importance of having a strong team mentality, stating, “It’s not just about one player, it’s about the team. We need to have a good understanding, work together, and play as a unit. That’s when we can achieve great things.”
In conclusion, Adepoju’s praise for Osimhen’s mentality and desire to win is indicative of the potential that the young striker possesses. If he can continue to perform at the highest level, he has the potential to lead the Super Eagles to great success in the future. The team will be hoping that players like him can continue to develop and take the team to the next level.