He was the coach of the former Wolfsburg starlet during his loan spell in Belgium last season, Mazzù knows what makes Osimhen tick and where he needs to improve as a striker.

Osimhen’s strengths,”His great talent is explosiveness, he has incredible physical strength.

“He knows how to play with his head, he always makes the right choice in front of the goal, he can walk all over the field and score.

“And then he has another great quality: security. He is not afraid of anything.”

Last season, Osimhen managed four assists in 34 league hamest and Mazzu labeled him a selfish player but noted that he has started to improve in that area.

From Whoscored, the Lille number 7 provided the same number of assists in the league this term and played seven games less.

“At Charleroi he had to learn to think less of himself and more of the team. He often became stubborn with solitary actions, but having followed him to Lille I think he has already improved.

“Often it also depends on age. More grow and mature,” said Mazzu on Osimhen’s flaws.