Ameobi really pleased with World Cup

Nigeria's Shola Ameobi is chuffed to bits with finally getting to a World Cup finals.

"This is the icing on the cake for me. If you told me three or four years ago that I would have a chance to board the plane to Brazil I might have had a little hesitation. I’m not taking anything for granted. This is a chance that God has given me. I’ve enjoyed a long career and this coming at this stage is a blessing. I’m grabbing it with both hands."
"We have a lot of quality, but like I said before it's not just about that. It’s about how we apply it and how we bring the best out of ourselves not individually, but collectively as a team. If you ask me are we good enough to make it out of the group? Of course we are. It’s important that we don’t take it for granted, but know that everyone who made it here deserves to be here."

"There are so many good sides in this World Cup. There is not a game out there that you can comfortably say one team will win. I think that’s the level of the teams here. It would be great for us to say as a group of African nations that we can get multiple teams out of the group.

We’re hoping to advance and focus on our job. As a team and a nation, Nigeria wants to get out of this group. In terms of ourselves, we want to maximise what we have."

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