Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ugochukwu Ogu (Suker) has declared that the array of young players in Nigeria’s squad to this year’s World Cup will boost the Super Eagles’ hopes of shocking the global soccer showpiece.
The former Academica de Coimbra of Portugal star said he is happy to see many young players listed for the Mundial by Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr, and believes only unforeseen circumstances would stop them from reaching the final on July 15.
He declared further that the Eagles have the right quality and mentality to go all the way at Russia 2018, where he also hopes to personally do well, in order to seal a transfer from Israel to England.
Ogu disclosed: “Before I left Israel, they said something to me during an interview that I knew nothing about, they said “The president of the club said they might lose me if I did well during the World Cup.
“I told them ‘Listen, that would depend on what she wants, if she wants me to stay then, they will have to pay.’
“I am just focused on the World Cup. I will just try my best to help my country do well. There is one thing about me, I am use to challenges and I know how challenging it is to play in the World Cup.
“We have a very young team, so many young players are there, but for me, I always believe that if you do the right thing on the pitch, you are bound to get a positive result.
I also think most of our players are playing in top clubs, we have Kelechi (Iheanacho) at Leicester City, (Alex) Iwobi with Arsenal, but our captain has a bundle of experience.
“(Also, Ogenyi) Onazi, Elderson (Echiejile), they have been there before. It’s all about team work, help your team, fight for your team and I believe we will do well.”