Crotone winger Nnamdi Oduamadi is determined to make a point on Saturday when the Super Eagles take on Congo Brazzaville in a bid to reach the 2015 AFCON in Morocco next year.
Oduamadi’s place in the team has come under the spotlight in recent months after a number of indifferent displays which saw him missing out on the World Cup.
The 23-year-old AC Milan loanee told Complete Sports that he is also keen to atone for his failure to make the World Cup squad.
“I feel I’m a better player now and I’m capable of more, so I’m hoping I can play and score on Saturday. I feel there is more to come from me.
“I set myself high standards since I joined Crotone. I work hard to better my game and score goals. For the Super Eagles, I haven’t been good enough.
“It’s something I hope I can put right. I’m not going to say I will, because you never know what’s going to happen. But hopefully if I can do that it will give the team a good chance of going far in the competition.”
Oduamadi who was close to joining French side, Nantes admitted the World Cup miss cost him a lot in his career.
“As individual, you have bad moments but I think sometimes you have to go through those moments to experience the good moments,” he said.
“I don’t want those things that happened in the past to occur again and that is why I must perform now.
“I’m hoping I can do my best and help the team to be successful and play at the Nations Cup.” he told Complete Sports exclusively shortly after he boarded an Aero delayed flight to Calabar on Tuesday.