Super Eagles’ and Anderlecht striker, Henry Onyekuru has boasted that Nigeria is ready to face any team regardless of their pedigree ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup draw in Russia.
The on-loan Everton striker, who has been in fine form for Anderlecht this season, spoke to AOIFootball.com exclusively from his base in Belgium, saying he believes the Super Eagles must play the best to be the best.
“We are the Super Eagles, we don’t fear any team, but seriously, if we can’t compete with the best teams in the world, then we would not have qualified for the World Cup in the first place. So, I am looking forward to playing against the very best teams.
“The World Cup is a very big event and I believe only the best teams and players will be present. Nigeria has a very good football pedigree and I believe it’s our time to take the world by storm,” Onyekuru said.
The former AS Eupen striker also posited that the idea to pay the players’ bonuses before the World Cup is a laudable one, but Nigerians should not judge the team on that as the players only have the interest of the nation at heart.
“To be honest, I don’t think money is the motivation for us because from what I see from the guys, everybody seems motivated by the opportunity to represent the country and perform well. Anything else is out of our hands,” Onyekuru concluded.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in pot four in the World Cup draw and will know their group opponents on Friday December 1.