Chelsea of England returnee, Kenneth Omeruo has called on Nigerian soccer fans to keep faith in the Super Eagles, as he believes they will storm back stronger at the World Cup in Russia.
Though the team slumped to a 2-0 loss in their opening match against Croatia on Saturday, Omeruo, who played on loan at Kasimpasa of Turkey last season, insists they will play better on Friday against Iceland.
Omeruo said he believes Nigeria will beat Iceland who forced two times World Champions Argentina to a 1 – 1 draw on Saturday.
Omeruo, who watched from the bench against Croatia, believes Nigeria can still qualify with outright victory against Iceland.
He said: “It is going to be a difficult match for us because you cannot rule out a team who drew with Argentina and knocked England out of Euro 2016 tournament need.
“We need to prepare very well for them and am sure we can beat them because we have quality players who can get the job done.
“Winning against Iceland will keep our hope of qualifying for the second rounder alive. He assured
“We are a team; anyone could be called upon to start the game, which is why we have 23 players in the tournament.
“If i am been given a chance, why not? I will grab it with both hands. I am a professional, I should be ready to play at any given time am called upon.
“I want our fans to still keep faith in the team and continue praying for us. We know what we need to do against Iceland and Argentina, we will do our best not to disappoint them.”