Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has reiterated his belief that the Super Eagles can go far at this year’s World Cup in Russia, but said it would depend largely on their ability to play as a team.
Mikel assured Nigerian fans that with discipline and teamwork, the present squad would take the country beyond the round of 16.
He said that the coach had brought a lot of discipline and team management into the team, adding that they paid attention to every detail during training.
Mikel said: “If we play as a team, we will go beyond the round of 16 to quarterfinal and even play in final. The youthfulness of the players is going to help us in Russia.
“I want to be remembered as a player who came into the national team and gave everything that he has. Also, I want to be remembered as the first captain to win the World Cup.”