Tongues are wagging over the form of Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi at the Super Eagles’ World Cup base camp in Essentuki, Russia, as all three appear fighting hard to gain starting shirts against Croatia on Saturday.
Musa benefitted from his fine display with the forward finding the back of the net after an over the top pass then left Elderson Uwa Echiejile in his wake before finishing smartly for the opening goal.
Bar the action which led to his goal, he was very lively in helping out his team with areas of defending as he tracked back severally to ease the pressure on Tyronne Ebuehi.
Ndidi covered almost every space during the session. A sign of how well he has recovered from the knock he suffered before the end of the English Premier League season.
He was also very instrumental in helping team captain, John Mikel Obi express himself properly as he covered up the spaces left behind when they push forward in attack, showing that his energy level is way beyond the rest of his teammates.
Iwobi is slowly becoming the best passer of the ball in the team with his abilities to locate his teammates even when he is under pressure during the session, without misplacing a single pass during the session and his quick feet were also one area of his game.
Mikel was his usual using his guile and guts to receive ball in tight spaces and also freeing himself before releasing pin point passes to the players in his team.