Lille Forward Reveals How John Terry Inspired Him To Become A Footballer

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Lille forward Victor Osimhen is preparing to face Chelsea in the Champions League tonight and the Nigerian has revealed how Chelsea legend John Terry inspired him to become a footballer.

Osimhen, who grew up selling bottles of water on the streets of Lagos, has explained how Terry’s missed penalty in the 2008 Champions League final inspired him to become a footballer.

“I watched the Champions League. I remember of a Chelsea-Manchester United final,” Osimhen told France Football.

“I wasn’t really for anyone in particular, but when [John] Terry missed his penalty… I was so annoyed that I ran out of the bar.

“A lady was opening the door at the same time. Smash! I took it straight to the face, I bled a lot.

“My eyelid was split open… (laughs). I was telling myself, when they were putting stitches in: ‘If I don’t become a professional footballer with the passion I have for this game, I will never forgive myself…’

“The road has been a long one.”

Osimhen has scored 6 goals and assisted another 2 in 9 appearances for Lille this season.

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