Nigeria international Daniel Akpeyi has revealed that he will keep working hard to secure a spot in the Super Eagles ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Chippa United goalkeeper told ScoreNigeria he is not discouraged by harsh criticism coming from fans and the media.
Akpeyi: “I am not competing with any goalkeeper in the team; I am grateful to the coach for extending invitation to me and also giving me an opportunity to play.
“Nigeria have good goalkeepers waiting for this opportunity; if anyone deserves it let him play and let’s support him so that we can have a formidable team for the World Cup and come back with good results.”
“You don’t have talk me down with stories or lie against me on the pages of newspapers because you need to promote someone,” he further said.
“I didn’t come this far in my career by mistake even though I wasn’t given a chance to get here; but I was positive about myself and I worked hard for it and with God’s grace I reached the level I am today.
“I haven’t reached my mark yet, yes, I made some mistakes; some of the world’s best goalkeepers have made worst slips, but they didn’t quit because they were criticized and condemned, they fought through it to become the best they are today. So, I’m not exceptional, I will keep fighting.”