By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international, Ifeanyi Udeze, has urged players of the Super Eagles to give more when invited to play for the country.
In a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the former West Brom and Paok Saloniki defender posited that the current players still need a lot of convincing to do.
"I think the players currently in the national team have to do more," Udeze stated. " Back then, we used to play with our hearts, giving our best. But now, I don't see that anymore. So, for me, they still have a lot of work to do," Udeze told Completesportsnigeria.com.
The 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup star also advised that the psychology of the players need to be addressed.
"Another thing that needs to be looked into is the psychology of these players, which need to be boosted. I watched the about 20 minutes of the CHAN game against Guinea and I saw that some of the players didn't want to play with their hearts. When you put on the green and white jersey, you have to give your best. As a national team player, you don't keep 30 per cent and give 70 per cent, you give your all."