Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi says the team’s second game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Iceland is a do-or-die mission.
The Eagles kicked off their World Cup campaign on a disappointing note after they fell 2-0 to Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium last weekend.
They currently sit at the bottom of Group D, needing at least a point from their second group match to keep alive their hopes of remaining in the running for the title.
Ahead of the match billed for Friday, Ndidi stated that himself and teammates are prepared to literally die on the pitch to get a win to boost their chances of advancing to the round of 16.
“…even though we are players, we are also Nigerians,” Ndidi was quoted on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles.
The Leicester City star added: “We have put the loss (against Croatia) behind us, we will give everything we have in the next game, we will die there in the next game.”
21-year-old Ndidi, already with 18 caps for Nigeria, was one of the nine players that made their World Cup debut in the opening game last weekend.
Nigeria made their debut at the 1994 World Cup in USA, and Friday’s game against Iceland will be their 20th game at the FIFA World Cup.
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