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Nigeria players eager to seal a ticket to the World Cup - Dennis

Tue 29 March 2022 | 14:37

The Nigeria forward has promised to do everything he can to help his side vanquish the Black Stars in their qualifier battle on Tuesday.

Emmanuel Dennis

has promised to do his best and help

Nigeria

seal a ticket to the finals of the World Cup 2022.

The Super Eagles will grab a place should they vanquish

Ghana

, whom they will lock horns with in the return leg in Abuja. The first leg was a goalless draw in Kumasi.

Before this important match, Dennis, who plays for Watford in the Premier League, has promised to assist the Super Eagles to get to Qatar.

“These games are the biggest games of my life and my career. We must go all out for our country. It's do or die. Players must be ready to drop our blood and sweat on the pitch to qualify for the World Cup,"

Dennis said as quoted by 

BBC Sport Africa

.

“I’ve never thought in my head that we didn't qualify. Impossible. If I’m going to die on the pitch, let me die playing for my people. You play this tournament one time every four years, and before the four years, you don't even know what can happen. You can even die before the next one.

"You might not even be playing football. So many things can happen. So, if you get the opportunity, you need to write history. We have to come out and give everything.

"We don't need all the criticism as we must all come together as one to support the players, the country and make sure we are the ones going to the World Cup and not our opponent.”

Dennis also insisted that he will no let down the supporters in the battle against the Black Stars.

Did you see the crowd at our training session? You could see how happy they were to come watch us train,”

Dennis, who came on as a second-half substitute in the first meeting, continued.

“We cannot let them down. They should not panic but believe in us because we are going to leave it all on the pitch for them.”

Victor Osimhen

, on the other hand, has revealed that they are pressured to win but they will do everything they can to produce a positive result.

The expectation is high, and we are really looking forward to getting the win. But it won't be easy,”

Osimhen said as quoted by the same portal.

“The Ghanaians also have quality players and we respect them as a team and as a nation. But I think we have a lot of good, quality players - more than them - that can get the job done.

“We have a team and individual quality. And I am really looking forward to this encounter. And of course, we're playing at home with our fans behind us and I think we will come out victorious.”

Osimhen continued:

“Both players said the squad are determined to deliver and have urged the Nigeria home supporters at the capital city, which will host at least 60,000 fans, not to panic as they aim to end their opponents' ambition of a fourth World Cup appearance.

“The support we're going to get from them is going to be overwhelming. And of course, with this right frame of mind and attitude going into the game, I think with them, with their support, I think we can come out victorious, too.”


source: SportMob

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