Speaking as a guest analyst on SuperSport during the draw for the 2018 World Cup, former Watford star Odion Ighalo has opened up on the key players in the Nigerian squad ahead of the tournament in Russia.
The Changchun Yatai F.C frontman has suggested that Chelsea right wing-back will be the biggest threat for Argentina, Croatia and Iceland at the World Cup and the Super Eagles can also boast of important players such as Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Trabzonspor’s Eddy Onazi, captain Obi Mikel, defensive partners Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong.
”With all due respect, the players who give me the biggest confidence are Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi,who never stops running, Victor Moses as well the central defenders WilliamnTroost-Ekong and Leon Balogun as well as Alex Iwobi,” said Odion Ighalo.
”Victor Moses can deliver any time and any where. He scores goals, takes on defenses and wins for the team.
”We need him at the World Cup because when he’s fit he can do magic at World Cup.”
Ighalo is in contention to be named to Nigeria’s World Cup roster nine years after he skippered the Flying Eagles at the 2009 Fifa U20 World Cup.