Ex-international Mutiu Adepoju has told www.busybuddiesng.com it is possible for Nigeria to win the 2018 FIFA World in Russia, but would rather the Super Eagles take it one game at a time.
Nigeria, who are yet to go beyond the second round of the World Cup since making its debut in 1994, will open their campaign in Russia against Croatia on 16 June before battling newcomers, Iceland and 2-time champions, Argentina in a difficult Group D.
Asked how far he thinks Gernot Rohr’s men will go in Russia, Adepoju, who represented Nigeria in three World Cups said: “The optimism is very good, and one needs to believe in himself and all that, but the thing is that all other teams believe in themselves and come with optimism.
“It is very, very difficult to say. I would rather want us to go step by step. ‘How far I want them to go?’ Well, it won’t be bad if it is possible to win the World Cup. It’s a possibility.
The La Liga Ambassador in Nigeria, however, thinks it will be a herculean task for the Eagles to lift the trophy.
“The thing is that it is going to be very difficult (to win the World Cup) because the other countries (want to also win it), I would rather want us to go step by step.”