Super Eagles and Lazio of Italy midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi believes the Super Eagles can go far in next June’s World Cup in Brazil if only the players believe in themselves.
Speaking in an interview with MTNFootball.com, Onazi said apart from self belief, the Eagles must accord equal respect to their opponents in the tournament. “We have to accept the fact that all the countries who have qualified to play at the World Cup do have a chance. Football is an interesting and dicey game. We have to go out with the belief that we can do it,” he said.
The Eagles are in same first round group with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina, do you see Eagles going through?
Eagles are in same first round group with Argentina, Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina, but the youthful midfielder said there was nothing to worry about for now, pointing out that only tune up matches lined up for the team before the World Cup should require the players’ attention.
“We are going to take it one game at a time. For now, we have some preparatory matches to look forward to before the World Cup. When we get to Brazil, we will worry about Iran, Bosnia and Argentina.”
Nigeria have met Argentina thice at World Cup and lost all three matches. But the Italy-based star refused to yield when asked if the Eagles could stop Argentina’s winning streak in Brazil. “Like I said, we won’t play Argentina until we are done with both Iran and Bosnia. We have to avoid concentrating on one team alone and forget others that we will even face before Argentina. No doubt, Argentina are a big team and they are favourites, but that’s where it ends.”