Echiejile: I’m Ready To Play Wing-Back, Eagles Know How To Handle Croatia

Echiejile: I’m Ready To Play Wing-Back, Eagles Know How To Handle Croatia

By Sab Ekeh in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf, Austria:

Elderson Echiejile has revealed that he will be prepared to play as a wing-back for the Super Eagles as Gernot Rohr ponders switching to a 3-5-2 formation ahead of their 2018 FIFA World opener against Croatia on the 16th of June, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Echiejile, who came on for Bryan Idowu in Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium in Austria on Wednesday, told CSN that the team will notdisappoint when they take on Croatia.

“I can play as a left full-back or a left wing-back, as you know football has evolved over time and playing in several positions enhances your versatility in the team,” Echiejile who made his 61st appearance for Nigeria in the defeat told CSN.

“I’m comfortable playing there.

“The game was tough but we will regroup to polish the areas needed to be improved on.

“Either position – as a left-back or a wing-back, that depends on the tactics the manager is deploying for any game.

“I feel we now have a clue on how to face Croatia, looking at their game against Brazil. We won’t disappoint Nigerians in Russia, we just want their full support to ensure we surpass our past achievements at the World Cup.”

Echiejile is also excited he made the final cut for the 2018 FIFA World Cup having missed out on the 2014 World Cup in Russia.

“Most of us were not sure, but I’m happy I made the cut and it’s time to do the nation proud,” he added.

The Super Eagles open their World Cup campaign on 16 June against Croatia.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • JERRY 6 months ago

    YES GOD BLESS NIGERIA. GOD BLESS EAGLES. I BELIEVE IN GOD. AND I KNOW, THERE IS LIGHT AT THE TUNNEL OF THIS WORLD CUP. SUPER EAGLES WILL SHOCK AND PUT SMILE ON OUR FACES. NIGERIA TEAM IS THE MOST CRITICIZED TEAM ALL OVER THE WORLD. EVEN PERSECUTED BY HER OWN. THEY WERE CONDEMNED TO FAIL AT THE BIG STAGE. THEY WERE WRITTEN OFF, WISE MEN OF SUPERSPORT MADE MOCKERY OF OUR DARLING EAGLES. I BELIEVE IN GOD, THE GROUP STAGE IS EAGLES RED SEA, ROUND OF 16 IS RIVER JORDAN, QUARTER FINAL IS THE WALL OF JERICHO. BEFORE JULY THE LAND OF CANNA WILL FLOW WITH MILK AND HONEY, BY THE POWER THAT LIVES IN JESUS NAME…SUPER EAGLES ARE THE ISRAELITE OF OLD. I BELIEVE IN GOD. GOD BLESS SUPER EAGLES, GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

  • I have said this before, Moses Simon will be missed in that left flank, we are already missing him. It shows in our last 2 matches where Victor Moses is not on top of his game at the other side and Alex Iwobi is better deployed running things in the middle. This is why Rohr has to change formation in the second half, all because of Moses Simon and ineffective Victor Moses or Alex Iwobi on the flanks

  • Oladele 6 months ago

    Team work should be the hallmark of super eagles if they want to make good marks in the tournament. As a team we should crave for gold cup and not gold boot. Long live Nigeria.