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.”
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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 For
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