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Lille Coach happy with his team overdependence on Victor Osimhen for goals

Odiase Osayande



Lille manager Christophe Galtier, is not worried about his side’s overdependence on Nigeria forward Victor Osimhen for goals this season.

Osimhen, who arrived Lille from Belgian side, Sporting Charleroi this summer has shouldered goal scoring responsibilities for Les Dogues following the departure of
Nicolas Pepe and Rafeal Leao.

Lille have scored 19 goals in the French Ligue 1 this season with Osimhen contributing eight from 14 appearances.

”All the team’s are dependent on their strikers. Against Dijon, we were constantly looking for short passes around the box, we have to shoot more,” Galtier told a news conference ahead of Lille’s Ligue 1 clash with Olympic Lyon on Tuesday.

“I’m not worried that the team is dependent on Victor Osimhen.”

Osimhen occupies the third spot in the Ligue 1 goal scorers chart with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele (10 goals), Wissam Ben Yedder (nine goals) and Metz’s Habibou Diallo (nine goals) ahead of him.

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Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.


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