Vincent Enyeama has labelled Victor Osimhen’s Lille goal in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Olympique Marseille as at a “very high level”.
The 21-year-old controlled a defence-splitting pass from Jonathan Bamba to beat a stuck Steve Mandanda for the Great Danes’ goal.
However, a change of fortune saw Andre Villas-Boas’ men seal maximum points following Reinildo Mandava’s own goal and Dario Benedetto’s effort.
Despite his former team ending up on the losing side, Enyeama reserved special words of praise for Osimhen, who is now three goals behind leading scorer Wissam Ben Yedder.
Since his move from Royal Charleroi to Lille as Nicolas Pepe’s replacement, the Nigeria international has hit the ground running with 18 goals in all competitions for Christophe Galtier’s team.
Lille are fourth in the French top-flight log with 40 points after 25 league outings, and will welcome struggling Toulouse to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday.