- Victor Osimhen has hailed his former coach Emmanuel Amuneke for shaping his career
- The Lille forward said the former Golden Eaglets coach taught him the spirit of discipline and hardworking
- Amunike guided the Golden Eaglets to the U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015 where they won their fifth title
Sensational Lille forward, Victor Osimhen, has attributed part of his career success to former Nigeria's Golden Eaglets head coach Emmanuel Amuneke.
The sensational Super Eagles ace rose through the rank to become an established star with an impressive 10 French league goals and three assists for Christophe Galtier's side this season.
Osimhen, who joined Lille in the last summer from Belgian top side RSC Mouscron for a fee worth of €15 million, has been linked with top European powerhouses including Barcelona and Spurs.
Speaking broadly on his steady rise to a sought-after star in an interview on the Super Eagles YouTube page, the 22-year-old striker praised his former coach for teaching him discipline.
“I would rewind to when I joined the U-17 and when I first went to the camp. In my own mentality, I felt the coach didn’t like me,'' Victor said.
“There was a time I wanted to leave the camp, I spoke to the coordinator and he told me to be calm that the coach knew what he was doing.
“For me, I think when you have chosen this path, you have to be disciplined, discipline is the first thing, whether you have a coach or you don’t have a coach guiding you.
Osimhen also hailed the former Tanzania coach for shaping his career, saying all what he becomes will be partly attributed to the former Nigerian coach.
''I think discipline is the first thing. And I am really happy I went through coach Emmanuel Amuneke. Everything I am today, everything I would be in the future, I attribute almost half of my success to him.
''Whatever I have achieved, he really set my path, he made me to understand life isn’t all about talent, you have to work hard, you have to be disciplined and listen to the coach’s instructions either on or off the pitch,'' the Nigerian international submitted.
Amuneke guided the Golden Eaglets to the U-17 World Cup in Chile in 2015, where they won their fifth title with Osimhen emerging as top scorer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that amid speculation linking him to Barcelona and other European powerhouses, Victor Osimhen might leave French league after Lille president Ebenezer Bajela hinted at the striker's possible departure in the nearest future.
Osimhen sealed a transfer move to the French giants in the last summer from Belgian top side RSC Mouscron for a fee worth of €15 million.
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