Luton defender of Nigerian descent Gabriel Adebayo Osho is hoping to take his career to the zenith while hoping to emulate the likes of Chelsea ace and Champions league winner N’Golo Kante among other impressive players.
Osho who revealed has watched and drawn a lot of inspiration watching the videos of Casemiro,N’Golo Kante and Andrea Pirlo is happy with the return of crowds to the stadium which he said will be an added ginger to his desire to do well for his club.
The return of football crowds is a return to normality for many, but for Gabe Osho, it feels like a new experience. At 23, he is not quite a novice, there have been appearances in the National League for Maidenhead, Aldershot and Yeovil. But nothing like this.
The crowd at West Bromwich Albion recently was the biggest of his career, while Luton’s home games have been even more special. “It has been amazing,” Osho tells Sky Sports.
“Last season I was on loan at Rochdale and we were in a relegation battle but there were no fans so it was really difficult at times. It is almost surreal now to be playing in front of them, especially these Luton fans, because they are so loud. I am just loving it.”
Osho has had them on their feet. Not thanks to his goals but instead because of some fierce tackling. Playing as a defensive midfielder in the draw against Sheffield United, he produced two crowd-pleasing interceptions that had Kenilworth Road roaring its approval.
“Honestly, it felt like scoring a goal, that is what it felt like. I remember everyone was cheering and there was just this surge of energy going through my body that I had not really felt before. I have not had that feeling on a football pitch since my debut.”
That debut came in defence for boyhood club Reading almost three years ago but the Sheffield United game was his first senior start in this new role. He revelled in it.
“I have always had my eye on that position, believing that I could play that role, so I was happy that the manager put his trust in me to play there. It was just like playing centre-back but being able to run around and tackle everywhere instead of staying back” he enthused.
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