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Ndidi: Croatia Behind Behind Us; Super Eagles Ready To Die Vs Iceland

Ndidi: Croatia Behind Behind Us; Super Eagles Ready To Die Vs Iceland

Ahead of Friday’s crunch clash against Iceland in Volvograd, Super Eagles midfielder​ Wilfred Ndidi insists the team have put behind them Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening game at the Russia 2018 World Cup and are raring to go, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Nigeria face a tough task against Iceland who stifled Argentina to earn a 1-1 draw in their opening game​ on Saturuday​.

Ndidi, who was one of the nine players from the Super Eagles squad to have made their debut in the defeat, stated that the players are prepared to literally die on the pitch to get a win which will boost their chances of advancing to the round of 16.

“…even though we are players, we are also Nigerians. The loss is behind us, we die there in the next game,” Ndidi was quoted on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles.

The game against Iceland will be Nigeria’s 20th game at the FIFA World Cup since they made a 3-0 winning debut against Bulgaria at the 1994 World Cup in USA.

COMMENTS

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  • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

    Die with wisdom…. run the pitch and shoot wisely make sure you convert the goals Super eagles there will be no excuse or lie against badluck

    • Lukeman Mohd 5 months ago

      Hmmm! During the International Friendly Games, Excuses were the order of the Days. The Super Eagles are playing with Caution so as not to sustain injuries. It will be a different game during the world cup. The lost the first match which is very crucial. May they are still playing with caution, not to lose the second and probably the third match. Hail Super Eagles, the Handlers and NFF.

      • Lukeman Mohd 5 months ago

        Hmmm! During the International Friendly Games, Excuses were the order of the Days. The Super Eagles are playing with Caution so as not to sustain injuries. It will be a different game during the world cup. The lost the first match which is very crucial. May be they are still playing with caution, not to lose the second and probably the third match. Hail Super Eagles, the Handlers and NFF.

  • Make Kuna Win No Lie If Wonna Loss O .

  • No need to die. Just make sure u guys deliver. We are tired of excuses

    • Kweli 5 months ago

      Lol. No need to die absolutely right. Dead players don’t win games. No promises and no excuses for unfulfilled promuses. Good luck!

  • Omo9ja 5 months ago

    Die ke? No need to die on the pitch oje. What we asked you guys to do is go out there and beat Iceland, lobatan. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Haymaker 5 months ago

    Abeg make una no die o. If you fail to beat Iceland, just stay alive o for the insults Nigerian fans would rain on you. Just come back in one piece if you fail. We dey wait una. Na today? Since the friendlies, all we have been hearing is empty promises. I don’t think I’ve seen a Super Eagles team that has talked this much in recent times. Yet they have underdelivered each time. The result is not even the issue but the disgusting lack of verve and strategy. No fight. They play as if their mission each time they get on the pitch is to limit the loss to one goal or two. They never play like they want to win.

  • We will beat Iceland and loose to Argentinna.
    It is Medicine after death.
    You guys threw away 3 points carelessly and nonchalantly.
    You will pay a price for that.
    I pray to be proven wrong.
    But am convinced Argentina will defeat us.
    They have something more to play for, their pride and that’s what we lack.

  • Pessimistic Nigeria, guys are there harnessing their energy and you are here talking them down.i believe in this team,call me a lone prophet if you must but I don’t second guess green boys resolve for next nigeria game battle……it is an awaiting pompey in Russia. Up eagles.

  • Bestsports. 5 months ago

    OPEN LETTER TO COACH ROHR!
    Last chance tournament in national team for IGHALO, SHEHU, ONAZI TB JOSHUA, ELDESON EJIEJILE, MIKEL OBI, JOEL OBI, AKPEYI. They should know it and fucking take down Iceland and Argentina or history will remember brutally negative! If they fail to qualify trust naija system or subsequent coaches to kick them out! Siasia should be told to warm up by now ready to officially complete legit normal procedure and transition to COACH Nigeria. Unfortunately amaju PINNICH will remembered as worst president in failure EVER! All BOARD and committee members and staff of NFF who are clueless will be dumbed and kicked out! COACH Rohr should be told he is an old man coach now, so last chance to make history! Go and blow away Iceland and qualify by all means! Nigeria are not in Russia to fashion out but we are there for football business! Not to say MY YOUNG TEAM EXCUSE! If they fail? Nigeria will ring massive changes! Ok pls back to open letter.

    Please German coach rohr, before its finally too late for nigeria and before the USUAL phrase of ‘MY YOUNG TEAM EXCUSE OR GOING BACK TO DRAWING BOARD OR WE WILL LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES EXPLANATIONS. pls listen! Nigeria if at all must loss matches which is sometimes normal, we want to loss playing sexy and attacking with spirited effort by the whole TEAM. From time immemorial Nigeria strong point is the attack so we must utilize that options by making sure they score goals. If we must loss, we want to loss 5-3 or 5-4 against Nigeria like siasia teams to all tournaments impromptu. Coach rohr, our defence are usually no nonsense type of selected players like OKECHUKWU AND taribo west. Not your new found soft belle oyibo breed amateurs defenders even idowu included. Coach rohr please mikel obi is well established number 6 defensive midfielder and not the by force number 10 attacking midfielder! Coach Rohr please iwobi is a brought up number 10 midfielder and rarely also perform as a winger! Coach rohr please ighalo goal drought in super Eagles is alarmingly embarrassing and a disastrous goals return and so the world cup proper isn’t a place to have easy better good luck! Coach Rohr please iheanacho goals ratio for nigeria is LEGENDARY dating back from youth teams. Ighalo from youth team goals ratio are a calamitous record! Coach Rohr please Ahmed musa hardly even gets the business done because inconsistency and the thought of two pretty wives at a young age are his irresponsible greatest undoing. Imagine the bad luck wishes from a legitimate abandoned first wife because he decided to be husband to multiple women and expect soaring career to flourish? Common sense! Musa is not dependable! Hmmm coach Rohr please a certain Samuel kalu of Gent could have replaced simon and Nigeria retains that speed and skill but your so called scout went blind. Your scout missed the transition of the nwakalis BROTHERS and Nigeria now lack CREATIVITY. Ok to amaju PINNICH please remember Nigeria failed to qualify for two nations cup and another disastrous consequences world cup? Your job amaju is on the line truth by told. Let nobody say YOUNG team again because we left experience ideye and efe Ambrose at home. Players on form. Even Ejide nko? We are omerue defence partner at u17 level by name gbenga AROKOYO presently in Sweden? That guy was bloody good, Rabiu ibrahim nko our supposed new okocha!, and a couple of others talented Nigeria youthster who specially proved themselves BUT many are obviously in obscure countries and leagues because of Evil Agents. Where are NFF advisory committee set up to guard our future stars? Hmmm coach Rohr please those proven YOUNGSTERS could be fished out and get them fit and they will play better football. No transition for musa MOHAMMED, usman Mohammed, nwakali two creative directors; sadik USMAN last Olympic top goalscorer for us, ezekiel on loan to las palmas, sokori, ajayi, where is micheal babatunde very impressive at 2014 WORLD cup, dele Ajiboye should have been Nigeria number 1 by now based on transition and even alampasu! Where is sunday mba! Revelation under keshi nations cup triumph, these and many more special proven youth players. Fish them out train and oil their engine and they will kick and take tackles for Nigeria! Because talent na talent. Talent doesn’t die since they are still young. Mix THEM up with our present Ajebutter squard of course we can do destruction. Uzoho was upgraded and trained and his engine well oiled. Today Uzoho is number 1. Others can be fish out AND have their talents trained, oiled up and good to kill opponent. Amaju PINNICH over to you. to everyone Good luck against ICELAND. Thanks everyone for reading.

    • Nice Edit..but u mixed the good with the bad..mixing players like Samuel Kalu, Kingsley Solari, Junior AjayI, kelechi nwakali with brown ideye,Imoh Ezekiel and others that have been tried and tested but to no avail..Like you said,I jst need a proper attacking game..like morroco did yesterday

    • Kweli 5 months ago

      If the coach has time to read this, I really don’t know if he will have enough time left for coaching. Nice try bro.

  • Chris 5 months ago

    My problem is that u guys brag too much. U are always on social media flashing pictures anyhow and delivering nothing. For ur information, if u guys return from Russia( which is almost certain) what the media will do to u guys ehnnn. Those that didn’t make the cut will be glad they didn’t.

  • jamie 5 months ago

    Pls no die there oo, if dey beat una tomorrow make some of una dey come back home(to reduce the expenses incurred in Russia) it is better to die home than in diaspora ooo

  • we are Iceland 2 goal mark my words

  • ABBEY 5 months ago

    I THOUGHT THE NEEDS OF PLAYING FRIENDLIES IS TO DISCOVER ERRORS AND CORRECT THEM, (MIKEL, MOSES AND MUSA) THE 3MS WERE NOT ON THE PITCH WHEN NIGERIA DEFEATED ARGENTINA 4-2 IN A FRIENDLY LAST YEAR, SECONDLY, THE FRIENDLY MATCH AGAINST ENGLAND EXPOSED SOME PLAYERS WEAKNESSES IN THE 1ST HALF AND WHEN 3 OR 4 PLAYERS WERE SUBSTITUTED IN THE 2ND HALF THE WHOLE GAME CHANGED, WHY NOT STICK TO THESE VERSATILE PLAYERS AND BE USING OTHERS AS SUBS, USE YOUR PLAYERS IN THE POSITIONS WHERE THEY CAN BE PROFICIENT.
    WISHING YOU BEST OF LUCK

  • Die ke?..awon omo shepketeri like una.