Nigeria’s national under-20 football team, the Flying Eagles, will face a formidable task tomorrow night as they take on Italy in a crucial match of the U20 World Cup Group D, Soccernet.ng reports.
However, according to talented AC Milan starlet Victor Eletu, victory is within their grasp if they play as a cohesive unit.
Italy currently sit atop Group D with three points, having scored more goals than their Nigerian counterparts after both teams emerged victorious in their opening games.
The Italian squad delivered a stunning upset by defeating five-time champions Brazil 3-2, while the Flying Eagles managed a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Dominican Republic.
Eletu, who made a late substitute appearance in Sunday’s triumph, acknowledged the challenge ahead, noting that several Italian players have already featured for their respective senior clubs.
The youngster emphasized that the only path to victory against such a formidable opponent is through unity and teamwork.
“We must play as a team if we are to defeat them,” Eletu remarked, displaying confidence in their ability to progress to the next round. He further asserted that the Flying Eagles will give their utmost effort to secure qualification.
Echoing Eletu’s sentiments, Flying Eagles defender Solomon Agbalaka expressed fearlessness towards their Italian adversaries.
While acknowledging the strength of both Italy and Brazil, Agbalaka emphasized that the Nigerian team is also a force to be reckoned with. He maintained a belief that the outcome of the match would be determined by the superior performance of the team on the pitch.
The highly anticipated match will kick off tomorrow at 7 pm local time in Nigeria. Football enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the clash between these two talented sides as they vie for victory and the opportunity to progress further in the U20 World Cup.
@soccernet you are using a wrong image to be talking about a different player entirely.
This is not professional.
That image is not Victor Eletu.
Please, make your amendment.