Standard Liege man Uche Agbo says he is not worried by the prospect of facing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitić and Real Madrid’s Luka Modrić at the 2018 World Cup, as he has played against the pair while in Spain with Granada.
And the Watford loanee has warned Croatia not to underrate the Super Eagles at the World Cup, adding that Nigeria’s biggest star is former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.
”I played against Rakitić and Modric, fought with them, I learned first hand the kind of players they are, ” Uche told Croatian website sportske.jutarnji.hr.
”We have a tough group, one of the most difficult at the World Cup, Argentina and Croatia are excellent teams, however, we certainly do not come to Russia just to play, our ambition is to go far.”
Uche added : ”We’re a young team, but powerful, talented. We have several players already playing in the big clubs, in the English Premier League, there is also our biggest star Obi Mikel. ”
”We have confidence, we have qualified without defeat, we are considered legitimate candidates to advance to the second round, these are the minimal ambitions we will have at the World Cup.
”We are coming to Russia to impress the soccer world, to show what kind of football is in Africa and Nigeria. We are hungry for the big results, because we have not been so successful so far.”