#Russia2018: “Eagles Will Fly Again” – Mikel Obi Assures Nigerians

at 08:12 AM, 19/06/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Nigeria can still progress to the World Cup knockout stage, despite their 2-0 defeat to Croatia on Saturday, according to John Obi Mikel.

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel insists Nigeria must ‘go back to the drawing board’ following their 2-0 World Cup defeat to Croatia, but still harbours hopes the Super Eagles can progress from Group D.

An own-goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a penalty from Luka Modric secured the points for Croatia from a turgid contest in Kaliningrad on Saturday, without Nigeria ever looking likely of mounting a comeback.

And former Chelsea midfielder Mikel, who captains Gernot Rohr’s side, acknowledged Nigeria must improve ahead of their clash with Iceland on Friday.

“We have to play better. I think we can play better, we can do better,” Mikel told reporters.

“It’s difficult to say I think. We have to go back to the drawing board and see what we can do better, together as a team.

“It’s not easy playing against these fantastic players, European players; they can hurt you in any given time. We know that, but we have to do better.”

However, despite Nigeria’s inefficiencies, Mikel is confident that progression from Group D is still possible; citing that Argentina’s unexpected draw with Iceland has provided the Super Eagles with a lifeline.

“Why not? We believe. That’s why we’re here,” the skipper added.

“That’s why we came here. We have two more games to play. Argentina drew so I think this is a bit better for us.”Next game, we have to go and try to win the game. If we do that, we’re back in it again.”
slimber at 08:41 AM, 19/06/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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PLEASE Mikel I no fit shout I no want get headache as I dey here if una like win or no win that's una wahala bcos I no want get HBP
dopygenius at 11:55 AM, 19/06/2018 (3 weeks ago)
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Person make put faith on una match just dey waste him time....I pray make i watch Nigerian match again

dem no just good at all.