Former Super Eagles’ defence trojan, Pastor Taribo West, believes the current crop of players in the Nigerian team has what it takes to shock the world in Russia, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former Inter Milan defender told AOIFootball.com exclusively that the current set of players in the national team reminds him of the unity that took the ’94 squad to greater heights and that they can reach the quarterfinals.
“These Eagles remind me of the ’94 squad because of their unity and commitment. If there is something I really like about them, it’s their cohesion and understanding of one another.
“Winning the World Cup might be a tall order but getting to the quarterfinals is a very realistic chance,” Taribo said.
The footballer-turned pastor is also the Vice Chairman of the NFF Technical Study Group and further posited that the Eagles must use the underdog tag to spring up surprises at the Mundial later this year.
“No doubt, we no longer have the superstars like in our days, but with these current crop of players, the world will be in for a few surprises,” Taribo concluded.
Nigeria is drawn in Group D of the FIFA World Cup alongside Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia.