Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has admitted Nigeria’s World Cup zone is ‘a tough group’ but feels that his side can qualify from Group D.
The Super Eagles have been drawn against debutants Iceland, Croatia and eternal rivals, Argentina for their sixth World Cup campaign since 1994.
Nigeria was knocked out at the second round in the last World Cup in Brazil and Ighalo, who will be eyeing his World Cup debut, knows his side must prepare well and compete for points
He told SuperSport, “It is a tough group and even the other teams there, will be wary of Nigeria too.
“I believe this because if they look at our past records, especially our qualification to the World Cup not losing any game and our last friendly win over Argentina.
“I won’t tell lie, it’s a tough group but I believe we can come out if we stick to our plans for what we have been doing throughout the qualifiers, we can qualify.
“Iceland are doing well right now and we saw what they were able to do against England at the Euro 2016 and how they qualified for the World Cup,” he continued.
“There is not going to be pushovers among these teams and if we have to beat all these teams, we have to be at our best.”
Nigeria begin their campaign against Croatia on June 16, 2018 at the Kaliningrad Stadium, before squaring up with Iceland and Argentina.