Las Palmas of Spain midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has declared that the Super Eagles will use Saturday’s match against England to reveal the mentality they will show at this year’s World Cup in Russia.
Though Etebo admits it is not a competitive match they are heading into at 5:15pm on Saturday, the lad on loan from CD Feirense of Portugal stressed that the match is another dress rehearsal of what to expect from the Eagles at this year’s Mundial.
Etebo pointed out further that Saturday’s game will also be the last before Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr rolls out his final list for the World Cup, which he says equally makes the clash in London very symbolic for the Nigerian players.
Etebo was linked with a move to the English Premier League before joining Las Palmas on loan in the January transfer window, and has a chance to put himself in the shop window if he is handed game time against the Three Lions.
Etebo admits he has the chance to further showcase himself with the friendly against England at ‘The Home of Football’ in London on Saturday, June 2, which he says is the Eagles’ biggest game in three years.
The versatile midfielder also praised the Eagles’ togetherness and called on Nigerian soccer fans to keep supporting the players.
Etebo stated: ”If we continue like this as one family and with the support of the people and the nation, in football the support counts too.
”It is really a big game because I know for the past three years or so Nigeria have never played any big game like that.
”The mentality we are going to put up in that game will really help to determine what we are going to do in the World Cup.”