March 30, 2010

Yobo dismisses semi-final target

By Ben Efe
Eagles defender, Joseph Yobo, has declared the Eagles must not put themselves under pressure in their quest to make the final four of South Africa 2010 World Cup.

Yobo said that the group C featuring Argentina, Greece and South Korea is a difficult group and it makes it unrealistic to set a semi-final target.

Yobo, whose participation at the 2010 World Cup remains in the palm of coach Lars Lagerback reasoned in a magazine interview that it was better the Eagles took one step at a time and concentrate on getting out of the group.

“We are in a group that is very difficult. If we were in other groups it would’ve given us confidence to go into any other game.

“I think setting a target for now is a bit too early. Maybe after we come out of the group then we will know where we’re heading.

“The most important thing is that the 2002 World Cup we didn’t make the round of 16. So this should be a motivation for us to do better,” Yobo said.However, he added that one good start for the Eagles at South Africa 2010 would bring more success to the team.