Nigerian Victor Osimhen, according to AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho, is on same level with Chelsea star Didier Drogba, but he needs to be a little more professional.
The Napoli attacker scored his team’s 14th goal in Serie A so far this season as Luciano Spalletti’s side defeated Roma 2-1 in a league match on Sunday.
Although the former Chelsea manager appreciated Osimhen’s performances in Serie A, he insists that the Nigerian must improve.
According to Mourinho:
“And if you want me to compare him with Drogba, I would say, the level is there but Drogba would never dive,” the former Manchester United gaffer told a post-match press conference.
“If Victor can change that in his game, he is okay. If only I am at a club with a lot of money, I’ll buy him.”
Additionally Mourinho said he told the Nigerian;
“you scored an amazing goal, but you didn’t need to dive all the time’. That’s what I told him. That’s what I think.
“He scored an amazing goal. Even from my bench, I almost clapped, because it was an amazing goal.
“He did the same in Rome, he scored an amazing goal in Rome. So for me, he’s a fantastic player. But I repeat what I told him, he doesn’t need to dive.”