Osimhen: I have a point to prove at Wolfsburg

The Nigerian says he failed to match his own expectations during his first season at Volkswagen Arena but is determined to improve next term

Victor Osimhen is determined to silence his doubters at Wolfsburg after an indifferent debut campaign at the Volkswagen Arena.

The 18-year-old appeared twice for the Wolves last season after undergoing a knee surgery that sidelined him for over 12 weeks, and the former Golden Eaglets’ forward admits the injury took the shine off him at the club.

"I had knee injury and I was out for so long which is why I was unable to give my team what was expected of me,” Osimhen told Goal.

"But I believe next season, I am going to put in more hard work to prove to the coach that he can rely on me, and also to continue to work hard and by the special grace of God, continue to do well for both my club side and the national team.”

He also claimed he is not in a hurry to force himself into Andries Jonker’s team, adding that he is understudying the likes of Mario Gomez, who has seen it all in football.

"We have Mario Gomez, who is very experienced in football, while I am just coming up, but it is good for me to watch him play and learn one or two things to add to my game also.

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"I am never in a rush to break into the first team, I just want to take my time, step by step with hard work and dedication, I think I will get my chance and when I do, I will just grab it and make the coach believe he can rely on me also."