Ademola Lookman, the Atalanta BC forward, has made a name for himself in the Italian Serie A this season with an impressive performance, scoring 13 goals and contributing 8 assists. However, Lookman had previously stated that he would finish the season with more goals than his countryman, Victor Osimhen, but things did not go as planned for the 25-year-old.
Osimhen, who plays for Napoli, responded to Lookman’s challenge by delivering a phenomenal performance and scoring an astonishing 26 goals in the league, earning him the title of the best striker in Serie A. Meanwhile, Lookman slipped behind his challenge due to injury, which kept him out of the starting lineup.
Reflecting on his season, Lookman acknowledged the ups and downs but remained determined to bounce back stronger. He expressed that he would keep improving and come back stronger from the downs in the next season and beyond.
With the conclusion of the current season, Lookman and Osimhen’s performances have certainly made a significant impact on Italian football. The duo’s goal-scoring exploits and the friendly rivalry between them will add an exciting dimension to the Super Eagles squad when they travel to tackle Sierra Leone on Sunday.