Osimhen rues Lille’s UCL miss

Victor Osimhen has expressed his disappointment after Lille failed to qualify for the Champions League, having finished fourth in the 2019/20 season.

Ligue 1 was cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak in France, with Paris Saint-Germain declared champions.

The 21-year-old, who was named Lille’s Player of The Season, was in a spectacular form in his first season for the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit, scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.

“Winning the Lille Player of The Season was not my target. My target was to help the team finish in the Champions League spot, but I want to thank my teammates and those who voted for me,” Osimhen told BBC Sport.

“I’m really happy – it’s a great feeling – I’m here and proving it. The league is not as easy as some people think. It’s very competitive and you have to play among the best.”

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