Nigeria defender Semi Ajayi has called on his teammates in the Super Eagles to stay ‘humble’ and continue to work hard in order to achieve greater things in future.
The current Super Eagles team is blessed with lots of talented youngsters – like Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo – who are also doing impressively well for both club and country at the moment.
But the 26-year-old West Bromwich Albion utility player wants the team to remain focused and consistent to realize their potential.
“It’s very early days,” he said. “If we continue doing the things that the coach wants us to do; we remain humble, remain working hard. Then this team has got a lot of potential to do very, very good things, but we haven’t achieved anything yet.
“So, we need to stay humble and take each game as it comes. And if we continue putting performances back-to-back, then, at the end we can look back and see how well we’ve done.”
The former Arsenal player, who has been capped 11 times by Nigeria since making his debut over a year ago, equally expressed delight with his form for both club and country, adding that he wants to keep improving.
“I am pleased with my performance level so far this season for club and country, I long they may continue, but I know there’s still lot more hard work,” he said.
“I am not satisfied now, I need to keep working and keep pushing, and hopefully, I can help the Super Eagles to achieve their target.”