Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu is not disturbed by the criticisms that trailed his performance in the team’s 2-0 defeat to the Barea of Madagascar, reports Completesports.com.
Ogu was handed his first start of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations against the debutants, but was hauled off after the break following a below par showing.
The former Hapoel Be’er Sheva modfoelder has however decided to put the setback behind him and focus on the task ahead.
”All good really. That loss was a wake-up call for me and the team. I don’t cry or complain instead I think to be better . When I play good, they praised me so it’s cool and understandable for the fans to expect my A game in every game. My focus is against Cameroon . Thank you 🙏🙏,” Ogu tweeted his Twitter platform.
The Super Eagles will take on the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their Round of 16 encounter at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.
The highly anticipated encounter will kick-off at 5pm Nigerian time.
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John Ogu, correct man. You made a mistake. Who doesn’t! We still believe in you. If selected, go out there on Saturday and show the world your thunder. If possible, smash in a goal with that wonderful left foot of yours. Keep your head up, man!
No worries Ogu my pikin. I know say one day you go make me proud. You guys should go out there on Saturday and make us proud. Good luck. God bless Nigeria!!!
Pompei my guy, you like Ogu no be small. He is a nice guy shah.
However, after Afcon, I hope we can move on from midfielders the mold of Ogu to more mobile, fluid and dynamic.
At the moment, we have way too many Ogus, Agbos, Mikels for my liking.
@Deo my brother, Ogu is definitely not a bad player you know? In fact he is class. Yeah, he made a mistake pass but there isn’t any player out there that haven’t made mistake at some point. Ogu’s problem is, not getting to play regularly for d team n that has kinda affect his blending into d pace / stride of the team. Again Ogu is more of a box to box midfielder n not d ultra defensive midfielder in d mould of a Makelele, a position is seem to be made to play for d SE. This is not trying to spk for him though, only just trying to highlight certain fact. Truth is, he is a very good player who just happen to get into d national team at about d wrong time but we still don’t know yet if his national team days are gonna be over after AFCON.
Thanks for your service, time to move on, go and enjoy your retirement in Israel or turkey, we need hungry and super aggressive players to move Eagles forward.
SE needs midfielders who can challenge ndidi etebo iwobi for that starting eleven not training materials and team chemistry players because you never can know when you will be calling upon your substitute…we all saw that against Madagascar…I think rohr does not challenge his first eleven enough with competition for places….he should bring in new players regularly and give them playing time to make the starters know that their place is up for competition at all times….I think this will help our SE a lot….As we all know that we Nigerians tend to Excell most in a competitive environment
Lol, in all honesty, the last time Ogu was super eagles material was 3 years ago, age has caught up with him plus the league he plays has also clearly affected his game. Dude wasnt ready for competition and challenges.he was okay with just being a squad member. I maintained that we had better midfielders than Ogu but Rohr is one who sticks to his disciples..He has never brought his A game to the super eagles in the last few games he has played for us so I feel the best is for him to just take a bow after this afcon