Super Eagles captain,
Joseph Yobo has expressed the Super Eagles readiness to trample upon Team Melli
when both sides face in Group F’s opening game at the 2014 Fifa World Cup
Brazil. Stephen Keshi’s men will be hoping to begin their World Cup campaign on
a winning note when they face Carlos Queiroz’s side at the Arena da Baixaba in
Curtiba on June 16.
The 33-year old
defender said that despite not winning any of their pre-World Cup friendlies,
all is now set for the Eagles to have a brilliant outing in Brazil starting
with the game against Iran before facing Bosnia and Argentina
“We believe in
ourselves. We have played some friendly games. Not the results we expected but
we have learnt a lot from it,” Yobo said.
“(The games were) a
little bit experimental as well, but now were ready to go so come the first
game against Iran, we’ll make sure we do very well and get the three points.
“Yes, they’re right,
but as I said these games sometimes it’s experimental, to try different things.
The World Cup is the ultimate.
“We are also
disappointed that we didn’t win because we want to win and get the confidence.
“But the game is over
now. You take the positives from it and look forward to the bigger targets. We
want them to still believe in this team, we need their support because without
their support we can’t go anywhere,” he concluded.
Nigeria did not win
any of their three pre-World Cup friendlies forcing Scotland and Greece to a
draw and losing 2-1 to the United States of America.