Super Eagles and Torino FC Midfielder, Joel Chukwuma Obi has reiterated his desire to feature for the Nigerian team at next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 26-years-old Joel Obi was omitted from the Brazil 2014 squad by the then Manager, Late Stephen Keshi.
In an interview with BBC, Obi has however disagreed with the big boss that he was fully fit for the World Cup in Brazil Four years ago.
“This big tournament is the ultimate ambition of every professional footballer and I hope to work harder to fulfil that dream,” Obi, who made his Nigeria return last month after a four-year absence,’
“I was heartbroken for missing the World Cup in Brazil, but I now have another big opportunity four years later.
“Coach (Gernot) Rohr has made it clear that everyone must earn their place in the team.
“That’s equally encouraging and challenging, so I’m looking forward to the competition for a spot.”
“I’ve had a period when injury robbed me of playing for my country but with Russia in mind, it would just be unbelievable to finally be playing at a major tournament for Nigeria,” he said.
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