Osimhen: I'm not after Pepe's statistics at Lille

Osimhen: I'm not after Pepe's statistics at Lille

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has said his primary target is not to equal or surpass Nicolas Pepe’s goalscoring record.

Pepe, who has now joined Arsenal for £72m, scored 22 goals last season before making a summer switch to the English Premier League club.

Lille replaced Pepe with Osimhen and the Nigerian has scored six goals in his first seven Ligue 1 games.

“If I can score 22 goals like him (Pepe), of course, maybe, even more, better,” Osimhen replied Canal+ when asked if he can surpass Pepe’s scoring feat.

“As I said, it’s good to be compared to Pepe, it’s good for the club, but I am not after his statistics but I would like to score goals to help Lille win games.”

The 20-year-old scored one goal and set up the other as Lille maintained their 100 percent home record, beating Strasbourg 2-0 on Wednesday.

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