We will fight Algeria to get to Russia, says John Ogu

Super
Eagles and Happoel Be’er Sheva midfielder, John Ogu says he and his team mates
will fight with their lives to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup in Russia in
2018.
John
Ogu has not played for the Eagles since 2015 in the Super Eagles 2-0 win
against Chad in Kaduna under Stephen Keshi and he certainly is glad to be back
to the team.
He
told Naijafootball247.com that it had been a long wait for him and now he is
back he will make the best of it and support his team mates to the ultimate
goal.
“I’m
glad to be back. It has been very long, I mean my absence from the team and I just
want to contribute to the success of the Super Eagles,” Ogu said.



“We are taking the game against Algeria very seriously and we will fight with all we have to win against the north Africans to make our chances of qualifying for the World Cup even better.
“I
just want to represent my country and help us get to the World Cup because
being at the World Cup is the extra drive for me and I’m sure for all of us in
camp.
“I
missed the last World Cup and this is a chance to be back in the squad and if I
am given an opportunity to play I will certainly give my all.”
The
Happoel Be’er Sheva player described the team as one with a lot of young
players who are willing to help the Eagles soar to high places.
“We
have the really young players and the experienced ones. We also have those that
play in top clubs and others that play in average clubs but the thing we have
in common is that we all want the Super Eagles to be at the top.
“I
am here to learn and I am also happy to help with what I know. We all want to
qualify for the World Cup and with the coach we have and support from the fans
we can make it happen.”
Israel changed my
mentality
Ogu
told Naijafootball247.com in Israel the fans are very demanding and it gives
you a different perspective on how to approach games.
“They
always want to win in Israel and the fans are demanding too. You have to put in
your best every time you play.
“This
changed me as a player and I now work harder and never give up.
Claiming
respect for everyone, Ogu reiterates that he is not bothered with the fact that
he is in Israel as against other bigger leagues in Europe.
“I
respect every league and everyone’s opinion about the league I play in.
“I
was in Portugal that had just three or four big teams. I’m now in Israel who
have about three big teams, but it’s also about what you bring when you are on
the pitch rather than the league itself.
“Its
destiny that I’m in Israel today and I don’t know where I will be tomorrow.
For
me as a footballer I am always ready for challenges and if a chance come to go
to a bigger league I will take up the challenge.”

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