Vincent Enyeama says he was too good for Eden Hazard at Lille

by Ayotunde Ogala (2 min read)

Super Eagles legend, Vincent Enyeama joined EaglesTracker on Instagram Live speaking about his career and made an interesting revelation about his time at LOSC Lille in the French Ligue 1.

Vincent Enyeama joined the French outfit from Israeli club, Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2011, following an impressive showing at the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Nigeria.

The 37-year old revealed that although he was initially promised a chance to fight for the first choice goalkeeper spot, the head coach at the time, Rudi Garcia told him that he could not displace Mickael Landreau, who had just helped the club to a Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double in the previous season.

Speaking about what it was like training with some big names like Eden Hazard and Joe Cole at Lille, Enyeama said: “Honestly I was too good for them…Yes, they complained to the coach that I was too good for them to train with, [It was the second choice keeper that took part in shooting drills] and that it wasn’t helping their confidence.”

Enyeama revealed that as one of the reasons behind his initial loan move in August 2012 to Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he won the Isreali Premier League title.

Vincent Enyeama spent 7 seasons at the Ligue 1 side, where he made 164 appearances and kept 65 clean sheets, including a run of 11 consecutive clean sheets in 2013, coming less than 60 mins shy of the Ligue 1 record.

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