Nigeria is grouped with Argentina for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. This is the third consecutive time Nigeria will be having to play Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup. After previous poor performances against the South Americans, Nigerian forward Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke believes the Eagles will do well this time.
The out-of-favour Eagles forward insists that Argentina revolves around a ‘tired’ Lionel Messi
The Schalke 04 forward Obasi showed his belief when he spoke to MTNFootball.com
“As a matter of fact, Argentina are built around Lionel Messi and he’s already getting tired,”
“I do have the feeling that we can really end their dominance over us next year at the World Cup. I am not underrating them, neither do I encourage my country to underrate them, but Super Eagles have the depth to really match them this time.
“Argentina are our long-time rivals at all national team levels and they have been having an edge over us, but I won’t give it to them this time. This is our time to put an end to that.”
The eighteen-caps injury-prone striker also hopes to be involved in next year’s World Cup for Nigeria.
“It is always great to be back from injury and do better, I am back to do well for Schalke 04, I want to return to the national team and I know what it takes to get national team call up,”
“I will try my best to work my way back to the Eagles with full dedication and impressive performance every week. I will return after (the Bundesliga) break to fight for a shirt.” Ogbuke revealed