Liepaja of Latvia striker Emeka Richard believes the Flying Eagles will be genuine title challengers at the forthcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland despite his exclusion from the team reports Completesports.com.
The Flying Eagles play Qatar, the United States of America and Ukraine in that order at the championship in Poland, with their first game against Qatar in Tychy on 24th of May.
The Flying Eagles have never won the FIFA U-20 World Cup before but the seven –time champions of the African continent, have finished as runners-up at the FIFA World Cup on two occasions – 1989 and 1995 – and took the bronze medals in the former Soviet Union 34 years ago.
With the array of talent in the squad the 18 year old remains confident that Paul Aigbogun’s boys will deliver.
“As a player, I am not happy that I was not invited to camp for the World Cup but one thing is for sure, everybody cannot play at the same time,” Richard told Completesports.com.
“The coach did a great job and the squad he selected will deliver. My own time for the national team will come, that is what I am sure of.”
“For now, my major concern is on how to improve my career daily and by the grace of God, I am doing my best.”
The 18 year old striker has scored nine goals for his club and provided six assists so far this season for Liepaja of Latvia.
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