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Ighalo says it isn’t easy playing as a Super Eagles striker

19 June 2015, 13:17

Lagos - Despite opening his goals account with the Super Eagles with a goal in last weekend’s 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier win against Chad, Nigeria striker Jude Odion Ighala has admitted he doesn’t find it easy playing for the team.

The Watford of England striker, who netted his first international in three appearances, adds that he needs to keep proving himself so as to remain relevant in the team.

“Playing for the Super Eagles is not easy as a striker because you just have to keep on scoring and doing well so that you will get more opportunities and remain relevant in the team,” he told News24.

 “I have played three games for Nigeria even though the other two were friendly games but I have scored one goal and made one assist.”

Also read: Ighalo revels in goal

The 25-year old however posited that the team’s interest will always come first, and says the most important thing will always be for the team to win.

“I always want to score when I play for my country but the most important thing is the team. If the team wins and I don’t score, I will be okay and if I score, to God be the glory.”

Ighalo helped his English club secure promotion to the English Premier League from the championship by scoring 20 goals.

-Soccer Laduma

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