Not solely do we have now the best jersey, at a median age of simply 25 years and 337 days, Nigeria’s Super Eagles are the youngest squad in Russia and captain John Mikel Obi has urged the gamers to maintain their nerves in verify after they play Croatia later right this moment.
“It’s going to be very attention-grabbing as a result of they prefer to maintain the ball and so will we. We’ve got a youthful crew so that may assist us come the tip of the sport” Obi Mikel mentioned on Friday.
Mikel believes the exuberance of youth stands out as the Super Eagles’ secret weapon.
“The gamers are filled with vitality and have so much to show as a result of they’ve not performed on this stage earlier than. Not lots of gamers had been right here for the final World Cup however I feel that is perhaps an excellent factor. It’s essential for them to regulate their feelings so we have now to maintain that in verify as properly” he instructed reporters.
Though comparatively inexperienced, Nigeria’s squad boasts quite a lot of Premier League regulars, together with Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Leicester Metropolis’s Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Moses of Chelsea.