Striker Odion Ighalo admits the Tremendous Eagles are in for a torrid time once they face South Africa in Wednesday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in Cairo, however reckons the Bafana Bafana will not be as sturdy as Cameroon, who have been ousted 3-2 by the Eagles within the Spherical of 16 of the event.
“It’s going to be a tough game between two good teams. We are ready for the game,” the Shanghai Shenhua striker instructed reporters.
“Everyone seems to be in good spirit and might’t watch for the sport to start out. Our goal is to win the competitors, to try this, we should beat the South Africans and transfer to the following spherical.
“We all know the South Africans have been saying a whole lot of issues on the web, however now we have instructed ourselves that we should not lose to them.
“Now we have to maintain combating, and towards South Africa, now we have to adapt to their tempo. We will likely be prepared. The loss to them within the qualifiers was robust, however this can be a event quarter-final match and it will likely be a special matter.”
“They are not that strong compared to the Cameroonians, but they are good on the ball and have pace too.”
Ighalo is event’s joint prime scorer with three targets.
On the probabilities of ending because the event’s prime scorer, the previous Watford star stated, “I put the crew forward in the whole lot I do. For me, it will not be good to win the highest scorer award and we find yourself not successful the trophy. Truthfully, it’s one thing that pursuits me, however the crew comes first in the whole lot.
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He added that the criticisms of his performances these days do not have an effect on him.
“I do not take note of criticisms. I do not take heed to what individuals say about me, as lengthy the coach is happy with my efficiency, then I’m okay.
“I take the whole lot within the chin and deal with my sport. I’ve skilled identical at my membership and it is now a part of me. As a footballer, it is one thing I’ve needed to cope with up until now and it has made me stronger.”