Bryan Idowu Says Round Of 16 Is First Target


Amkar Perm of Russia defender, Brian Idowu says the Super Eagles’ first target at this year’s World Cup is to qualify for the last sixteen, but says they can go further with more effort on their part.

Idowu further said he believes Nigerian fans at home and abroad are backing the team to shine, even as they prepare for their Group D opener against Croatia on Saturday.

Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, it is all but confirmed that the versatile left-back will make his competitive debut against the Croats, if the Super Eagles workouts and friendly matches are anything to go by.

Idowu, who scored on his international debut against Argentina last November, eight minutes after he came off the bench, said trhe Eagles aim to achieve maximum goals in the country of his birth.

He retorted: ”It’s clear – everyone has come for the victory in this tournament, the situation will clear up as the tournament progresses.

”We will prepare for the first match with the Croats, depending on the results we will try to leave the group, achieve maximum common goals.

”There is faith and support of the Nigerian people, and we will try so that they can be proud of us. The reception is wonderful, the base is pleasant, everything is in order, the field is good.”


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