Outgoing Kasimpasa of Turkey defender, Kenneth Omeruo has come out with more factors on why he believes the Super Eagles will excel at this year’s World Cup, as he says a proper blend of youth and experience will see the squad go far.
Omeruo, who is heading back to his parent club, Chelsea of England, this summer, said a fine blend of experience and youth will help the Eagles reach new height at the World Cup.
The Eagles are pitched against Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in a tough-looking Group D, but Omeruo says the youngest team to qualify for Russia 2018 will cause upsets at this year’s Mundial.
He noted that the experience of team skipper John Mikel Obi, his assistant Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, former captain Ahmed Musa as well as himself and Chelsea dazzler, Victor Moses will add to the Eagles’ youthfulness when the chips come down.
Omeruo added: “A few of us were at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and I believe that experience counts for something going to Russia although we will take nothing for granted as we know every team are looking to put in their best.
“We are very focused on going at least one step better than the Round of 16 even though we understand it will be a difficult task.
“But as a team we have shown in the past that we are always up for a challenge and I believe that the current blend of experience and youth will see us go past the Round of 16.”