Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has confessed that he is seeking a victorious return to England, as he remembers the glorious days he had with Watford in both the English Championship and Premier League.
Now that he is set to line out with the Super Eagles for action against The Three Lions on Saturday, Ighalo said not only is he looking forward to the pre-World Cup friendly, he aims to end it with victory at The Home of Football.
Prior to the striker’s move to the Chinese Super League, he turned out for Premier League club Watford, for whom he scored 17 goals in the English topflight, four more than his haul for Granada in the Spanish La Liga.
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Ighalo will feature against the Three Lions as he’s expected to be fresh for the game after he was rested in the 1-1 draw against Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.
Consequently, Ighalo is optimistic that Nigeria can equally pull off a huge victory over England, having recently recorded wins over heavyweights Argentina and Poland in pre-World Cup friendlies.
”I played in the Premier League with Watford. It’s going to be an exciting one. I am happy and I am looking forward to it.
”England have a good team. All the players they have in the squad for the World Cup are playing for top teams in the Premier League.
”It is going to be a difficult game, a tough one. Being a friendly game, we will try to do well and correct some mistakes.
”It is going to be a tough one, but it is also possible for us to win,” Ighalo concluded.