Super Eagles’ left wing-back, Elderson Echiejile, has said he trusts the quality in the current team ahead of the World cup draws on 1st December, AOIFootball.com reports.
The defender, while speaking on a programme on Brila FM, which was monitored by AOIFootball.com, is optimistic the Gernot Rohr-led side will be battle ready to face the best teams at the biggest soccer showpiece in Russia.
“We are not afraid of any team, we just want to keep our preparations in top form, play quality friendly games and we will be ready for anyone in our group”, the former AS Monaco player said.
Echiejile, who has represented top European football clubs in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and now Turkey, said he’s not wary of facing any team at the World Cup, insisting that the Super Eagles will soar past any team drawn against them in Russia.
“This could be our time. Right now, we have things going well with the team, so we are not afraid of anyone,” Echiejile said.
Elderson spoke further on the team’s motivation, by saying the stunning comeback win against Argentina was just a tip of what the Super Eagles can do at the World Cup.
“The win is enough motivation for everyone in the team that we can actually dispose any team at the World Cup without fear or jitters”.
Echiejile sat out of the dead rubber World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine and the friendly game against the Le Albiceleste of Argentina alongside other first-team regulars, Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Moses Simon and Victor Moses due to injuries.
The on-loan AS Monaco man is however back to full fitness and was available for selection in Sivasspor’s last game against Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig.
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