Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup slated for Russia, Nigeria’s Mikel Obi has told fifa.com that he would leave no stone unturned.
Mikel, stated: “I am glad with what I have done,” he said. “But at the same time, I am not satisfied. I want to achieve more, so I must push harder.
The next World Cup in Russia will be a fresh chance for us but, first, we have to make it there. Then the next challenge will be to make sure we enjoy an even better tournament in Russia than we did in Brazil.”
Mikel is also particular about making his Russian wife and in-laws proud at the quadrennial international football tournament scheduled for 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Russia:
He said:”My wife is Russian,” he said, “and many of our relatives and friends are from Russia. They are all expecting Nigeria to qualify for the next World Cup. I think they will kill me if I fail them,” he added, laughing.
He added: “We are in a very good position in our group,” the 30-year-old Tianjin Teda midfielder told FIFA.com. “We have two wins from two games, and in our last game we beat Algeria at home. We have a very good young team and the players play good football. If we can win our next match (at home to Cameroon on 31 August) it will edge us closer to qualification. I think we can go through.”