Super Eagles’ winger, Moses Simon has played down suggestions that the team are not taking the game against DR Congo seriously, insisting they are looking to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to Poland.
The KAA Gent attacker, who spoke to AOIFootball.com exclusively from his base in Belgium, said every match they play now is like a World Cup final, starting with the match against Congo later in the month.
“We all know what is at stake; the game is to prepare ourselves for the World Cup. Congo have a good team because we lost against them in Belgium in 2016 but I’m sure this time we will defeat them.
“The game is as important as any other game; many people have talked so much on the England game, but we need to be at our best to assure our fans that we still have what it takes to lead the nation to glory in Russia,” Simon said.
Nigeria will host DR Congo on May 28 in Port Harcourt, two days before Gernot Rohr will name his final 23-man squad that will represent the country in Russia.