2018 World Cup: Nwankwo Kanu names two good players in Super Eagles

Posted on Jun 6 2018 - 10:39pm by admin

Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu has listed former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo and Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi among the good players in the Super Eagles team for the World Cup.

The Arsenal legend, however, stressed that there are no standout players.

According to the Atlanta 1996 gold medalist, the young players are the lifeblood of the Nigeria team.

Kanu added that he expects them to do well in Russia because of the tranquillity in the camp ahead of the World Cup.

He told RT.com, ”As the years go by we keep growing and planning, getting more experience. I believe we have the best young players in the World Cup, in terms of age.

”They are doing well. The hunger is there and this is the first time that they have a peaceful camp, in terms of everything [being] well organized.

”[Odion] Ighalo, Alex Iwobi. There is a lot of them that you can mention. We don’t really call them star players but all round we believe they are a good team.”

The former Arsenal striker represented the Super Eagles at three World Cups, in 1998, 2002 and 2010.

Kanu added, ”That was the best. You do everything you do at club level just for you to be in the World Cup.

”The best players in the world have to come to the World Cup. For every player, that is a dream.

”For me as a player I always look forward to the World Cup because it is every four years, it is not something that comes every year.”

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