Idowu: I Can Also Play In Central Defence


New signing at Lokomotiv Moscow of Russia, Bryan Idowu has added to his chances of getting a regular spot in the squad this season, as the former Amkar Perm defender says he can also play in central defence.

Although Idowu is right-footed, he played well on the left side of Nigeria’s back-line at the World Cup in the country of his birth, but the dark-skinned stopper says he can also play in the heart of defence as a libero or stopper.

With that stated, Idowu is now seeking relevance in three positions in the backline for The Railwaymen, as he says he is comfortable playing multiple positions in defense.

At the World Cup, the Saint Petersburg-born player started at left-back in Nigeria’s first match against Croatia, then as left-wing-back in the Eagles’ last two ties with Iceland and Argentina, but was also deployed as a central defender in the national team’s training sessions.

Idowu, who made his unofficial debut for Lokomotiv in their goalless draw with Wolfsberg on Friday, said: ”Over the past few years I have played in three positions: on the left, right and in the center of defense.

”Everywhere I feel comfortable. The main thing is to get the maximum out of yourself and benefit the team.”


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