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World Cup: Mikel Obi speaks as tournament kicks off today

Captain of the Nigeria National Team, John Mikel Obi has stated that the Super Eagles have improved in their preparations for their World Cup opening match with Croatia on Saturday evening under the guidance of Coach Gernot Rohr.

According to the former Chelsea star, he is satisfied with the training facilities at the Super Eagles base camp in Yessentuki.

”We need to continue to work hard, we need to continue to train and do exactly what we want and what the coach asks for us,” Mikel told reporters, including TASS.

”I think it’s (the base camp) good, the field is very good, the fans and the children who came to support us are amazing.

”It was nice that after the training we had the opportunity to give some autographs to the guys. We are in a very good place, I believe.”

Rohr said that the players are ready physically and he will use the next three days to work on tactics and technique.

Nigeria will also face Iceland (June 22, Volgograd) and Argentina (June 26, St. Petersburg) in Group D of the World Cup.

The Nigerian team has been tipped to get to the semi-finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup after a Magical pig selected the team among 3 others that will feature in the two matches before the final match at the tournament.

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