Ebuehi: I’m Now Tougher Than Any Fitness Scare


New signing at Benfica of Portugal, Tyronne Ebuehi is facing up boldly to the injury scare he got in action against DR Congo on Monday, as the former ADO Den Haag of Holland defender says he has become hardened by action with the Super Eagles.

Though Ebuehi had to be replaced in the second half of Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with DR Congo at Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, the right-back says he is not scared of missing the Eagles’ World Cup list do to the knock.

On the contrary, Ebuehi says he has been toughed up mentally and physically by training and playing with his colleagues in the Nigerian national team.

Ebuehi, who was last season rated one of the best full backs in the Dutch league, said his game used to be basically skill oriented, but says he has now learned a lot about toughness in the Eagles.

“My style of play is based on footballing skills, rather than a physical approach. I was a bit timid in my younger years, but I overgrew this. This is something I worked – on a mental level as well as physical level.

“I made progress and I think my experiences with the Super Eagles has had a positive impact on my development.”

“I have been with the Nigerian team a few times and Gernot Rohr acknowledged that I’m a good player.

“But I don’t have the status within the team to be certain of a place in the team. It depends on the coach,” Ebuehi enthused.


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