By Adeboye Amosu
Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi has backed the team to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat against Serbia and hopes to take part in the side’s remaining tune-up games ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria. com reports.
The three-time African champions put up a disappointing display in the encounter played at the Hive Stadium, London with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring both goals for Serbia.
Mikel missed the game and the previous friendly against Poland due to work permit issue in his base in China.
“You don’t lose, you learn 💪🏾 Looking forward to being back on the pitch for our remaining preparation games 🇳🇬#SoarSuperEagles,” the Tiajin Teda of China midfielder wrote on his Twitter handle.
Gernot Rohr’s men still have three more friendlies left before they proceed to Russia 2018.
The West Africans will take on Congo in Abuja or Uyo on May 25, and then take on the Three Lions of England on June 2nd at the Wembley Stadium.
Their last tune-up game is against Czech Republic on June 6th in Austria
They will play Croatia in their opening game on June 16 at the Kaliningrad Stadium. Argentina and Iceland are the other teams in the group.