Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

Osimhen Admits Playing Chelsea Would Be Difficult  

Austin Papi

Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, who plays for the French club, LOS Lille, has admitted that their last Champions League group fixture against Chelsea will be difficult.

Although there is nothing at stake, because no matter the outcome of the game, win or lose at Stamford Bridge on December 10, Lille has already been eliminated from the competition, as they trail the third placed team in Group H by seven points.

Osimhen was on the losing side, as Ajax won 2-0 at Stade Pierre Mauroy-Villeneuve d’Ascq. That loss spelt doomed for Lille, as they will settle for playing in the Europa League.

The third position in the UEFA Champions League will automatically qualify for the sister competition, UEFA Europa League.

Speaking after Wednesday's game, the Super Eagles top striker told reporters: “It was devastating to concede such an early goal. But we had chances, we could have led 2-1.

“I’m always positive in what I think and do, so we’ll go to Chelsea to play our game.

“We are playing against one of the best teams in the world, and we know it’ll be tough. But our best performance so far came against Chelsea here.”

Ajax star man, Hakim Ziyech, gave the homeside the lead just two minutes into the match and Holland wonderboy, Quince Promes, gave the youthful Ajax team a 2-0 away win in a convincing victory.

Lille was toothless in defence, as they had no answers to all the things thrown at them by the exciting Ajax attackers.

Osimhen had given his all in the game but ended up ruining it with his missed chances, as Lille did little or no attack in the game. They spent more time defending.

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