Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has taken a swipe on his team mates who show less commitment to the national team .
Speaking after the team’s first training session under Stephen Keshi, Yobo called on the
players to be as committed as they are in their clubs.
“The things we do in the national team, we don’t do them in our clubs. I wonder why some players approach national assignments differently compared to their clubs.
No player is greater than the national team. No player will claim to be more important than the country”, he said. The Fenerbahce defence ace vowed to be more assertive in the new order.
His words; “From now onwards, if I have to push a player, who is not doing well, out of the pitch for us to win, I will do it. If you don’t want to play for Nigeria, when you get the invitations, don’t come.Whenever you make up your mind to honour national team invitations, you have to be ready to give your all.
All the players have to show the same level of commitment for us to succeed. I want to win something with the national team before quitting and nobody should stand on my way”. In his opinion, Keshi has got what it takes to take the team to the next level.
“We have just spent little time with him but he makes football easy. He has made it easy for us to adapt to his work ethics. He has handled other national teams and I expect him to bring his experience to bear”, he concluded.