Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ugochuwku Ogu (Suker) is staying upbeat that he and his colleagues in the Super Eagles will do well as the World Cup, as he says they have learnt vital lessons from recent defeats.
Though many Nigerians have been disillusioned by a 2-1 loss to England and 1-0 defeat by Czech Republic in the Eagles’ last two games, Ogu says both matches provided very crucial lessons for the players to take into the Mundial next week.
He then declared that the team have picked valuable lessons from the defeat, as well as the previous one against England last Saturday.
Ogu started in midfield during both matches but switched to a centre-back role in a three-man defence line when Nigeria changed formation in the second halves of the two games.
However, he further stated that he is ready to play in any position for the Nigerian team and vowed to keep working hard in training ahead of the World Cup.
Ogu will be playing in his first World Cup in Russia, following his shocking omission from Nigeria’s squad that took part in Brazil 2014, but the in-form battler says he has put the past behind, as he is only forward to what he can achieve at this year’s Mundial.