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#Russia2018 | Joel Obi Confident Of Making Super Eagles Squad

by on April 17, 2018
 

Torino midfielder Joel Obi has set his sights on being at the World Cup this summer with Nigeria.

The 26-year-old was omitted from the last tournament in Brazil, but took a step closer to realising that ambition last month by playing in the Super Eagles two friendlies.

Obi, currently on an injury- free run with Italian side Torino, has scored six goals in 24 appearances this season and is keen to continue that consistency run for his country. I’ve had a period when injury robbed me of playing for my country but with Russia in mind, it would just be unbelievable to finally be playing at a major tournament for Nigeria

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“This big tournament is the ultimate ambition of every professional footballer and I hope to work harder to fulfil that dream,” Obi, who made his Nigeria return last month after a four-year absence, told BBC Sport.

“I was heartbroken for missing the World Cup in Brazil, but I now have another big opportunity four years later. “Coach [Gernot] Rohr has made it clear that everyone must earn their place in the team.

“That’s equally encouraging and challenging, so I’m looking forward to the competition for a spot.”

Regarded as one of Nigeria’s finest creative midfielders, Obi started his career at Italian giants Inter Milan – where he rose from the youth set-up to the first team in 2010.

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